Herrington elevated his volunteerism while in a sales leadership role with Pepsi-Cola, where he was recognized for his leadership and commitment to the community. During his 14 years with the company, Herrington supported programs for Habitat for Humanity, The City of Hope and led a United Way employee giving campaign. A 10 year Nike veteran, Herrington has been honored with numerous awards for his performance, leadership and teamwork. A former Chairperson of Nike’s Black Employee Network, Herrington has continued to show his dedication to helping the community by serving on the Nike School Innovation Fund Leadership Team, a long standing Big with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest while also serving on its African American Advisory Board.
VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Converse
Pratt’s current responsibilities include managing the global legal affairs for Converse. A member of the Converse executive leadership team, Pratt joined Converse in 2014 after serving as an Assistant General Counsel at Nike. Pratt’s prior experience also includes serving as Corporate Secretary of , and acting as the general counsel for, the Nike Foundation. Pratt also served as Chairman of Portland, Oregon’s Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Foundation. Pratt currently serves on the board of directors for the George Washington University Law School Alumni Association, the N7 Fund and the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America.
Financial Reporting Manager, Nike
A native of Uganda, Lwebuga first came to the United States of America in 1992, when he enrolled at the University of Oregon on an International Service Program Scholarship. Lwebuga joined Nike in 1999 after receiving an MBA from the University of Oregon. Lwebuga has served on the University of Oregon’s MBA Alumni Advisory Board and the board of the Ugandan Children’s Charity Foundation. Currently, Lwebuga serves as one of the Kabaka (King) of Buganda’s representatives in North America, as a member of the University of Oregon’s Alumni Advisory Board and as a volunteer at the Harambee Centre, a Portland based non-profit dedicated to connecting the people of the Pacific Northwest with the people and cultures of Africa.
VP, Global PR & Communications, Converse
As a member of Converse’s executive leadership team, Hines has led the company’s global communications and community impact strategy since 2010. Hines joined Converse after four years as Communications Director for Nike’s Jordan Brand. Prior to joining the Nike family, Hines spent more than a decade in communications and marketing roles at Nissan North America, Eastman Kodak Company and Volkswagen of America. She currently serves as an advisory board member of the Reed For Hope Foundation and an honorary board member of Legacy Ladies Inc., and previously held positions as advisory board member of the Rowell Foster Children’s Positive Plan and Executive Director of the Nissan Foundation.
Design Director, NikeiD
Currently head of design for Nike’s NikeiD business, Johnson-Griffin has also designed product and footwear for Nike’s basketball, sportswear, athletic training, and tennis businesses. In addition, he is the creative lead for Nike’s Black History Month product collection. A former Nike Black Employee Network person of the year, Johnson-Griffin also acts as one of the Network’s co-chairs. JohnsonGriffin founded and serves as creative lead for Nike’s Ncourage Network Leadership Week and he also created the Nike Product Creation Experience, which helps underserved youth learn about design, marketing and retail.
Sr. Footwear Product Director, Nike Women’s Unite
After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BA in Economics, Russell moved to NY where she held analysis and merchandising roles for Turner Broadcasting Sales Inc. /CNN Interactive and Adidas America. In 2004, she joined Nike as the Emerging Apparel Business Product Line Manager. Her passion for basketball and footwear brought her to Brand Jordan, where her success continued and propelled her to her current role as Sr. Footwear Product Director in NSW Women’s. In 2014, Russell was honored as the Nike Black Employee Network’s person of the year and in 2015, she will act as one of the Network’s co-chairs.
President, Jordan Brand
A two time President of Nike’s Jordan Brand, Miller has held the positions of President and Alternate Governor of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers franchise, VP and GM of Basketball and VP of US Apparel for Nike, and President, Executive VP and Controller for Jantzen, Inc. Miller serves on the board of directors of Self Enhancement Inc., the Oregon Business Council and Oregon Sports Authority and is a member of the Portland Mayor’s Economic Development Cabinet. In addition, Miller is a member of the Nike Black Employee Network’s advisory board.
VP, GM Nike Basketball
Jackson is responsible for Nike’s global marketing strategy for basketball products. Prior to his current role, Jackson led Nike’s basketball marketing efforts in North America and China, acted as GM for US basketball and was Associate Director of US Sports Marketing. Before joining Nike, Jackson held leadership roles with Turner Broadcasting, YankeeNets Media and the US Olympic Committee. Jackson has long been involved with the Nike Black Employee Network and serves as a member of its advisory board.
VP, Global Workplace Design + Connectivity, Nike
Ross began her career with Nike at age 16 and has held leadership roles in strategy and business development, organizational change management, and business operations. She currently leads a global team that is creating Nike’s workplaces of the future through the design and delivery of employee spaces and services. Ross is known for her ability to break barriers, deliver game-changing results and foster new talent, and is the Founder and Executive Sponsor of the Women of Nike Network.
Sr. Director US Communications/Business Relations, Nike