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Nike Names Wyett VP Of Action Sports, Bodecker Gets New Role

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Roger Wyett and Bob Hurley

Nike announced that Roger Wyett, current president of its affiliates, will be transitioning to the role of VP of action sports, which was previously held by Sandy Bodecker.

Bodecker, who helped lead the company’s successful push into the action sports space and has been battling illness, will take on a new role handling special projects focused on long-term product innovation.

The org chart changes also include Converse CEO Jim Calhoun now reporting directly to Nike President & CEO Mark Parker, and Scott LeClair, VP & GM of Nike Skate and Snow, and Bob Hurley, interim CEO of Hurley, reporting to Wyett.

The restructuring comes on the heels of a late November announcement that Nike was moving its surf program under the Hurley umbrella to better focus its efforts on skate and snow.

Sandy Bodecker

Here’s the full release:

BEAVERTON, Ore. (December 17, 2012) – NIKE, Inc. announced today that Roger Wyett, President of its Affiliates, will be the company’s new Vice President of Action Sports with responsibility for the Nike Brand’s skateboarding and snow businesses, as well as Hurley International LLC. Sandy Bodecker, the current VP of Action Sports at Nike, will now work on special projects involving long-term product innovation.  In addition, NIKE, Inc. announced that Jim Calhoun, CEO of Converse Inc., will report directly to Mark Parker, President & CEO of NIKE, Inc.

“Roger’s leadership over these important businesses will help continue to drive success for Nike,” said Mark Parker, President & CEO of NIKE, Inc. “I’d like to thank Sandy for his strong leadership over the last five years and look forward to his continued significant contributions to the company.”

Scott LeClair, VP and GM of Nike Skate and Nike Snow, will report to Wyett. Bob Hurley, currently the interim CEO of Hurley, will also remain in that position and will report to Wyett.

Wyett, 55, first joined Nike in 1994 and has held a variety of roles including CEO of Hurley and Vice President of Global Apparel. He will report to Trevor Edwards, Nike’s Executive Vice President of Global Brand & Category Management.

About Nike

NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit www.nikeinc.com or follow@Nike.