Florida A&M University alum G. Scott Uzzell was named Nike’s vice president/general manager of North America, the company recently announced.
Uzzell, a FAMU School of Business and Industry (SBI) graduate, had served as CEO and president of Nike’s Converse division for the past several years. The move comes as part of senior leadership changes at Nike Inc. “that will continue to build on its strong momentum and underscore its commitment to product innovation, serving athletes and unrivaled brand storytelling, while driving deeper integration across the business.”
“We’re driving even greater focus and integration across our business and teams through these changes, doubling down on what Nike does best: seamlessly serving athletes with compelling product,” says John Donahoe, president & CEO, NIKE, Inc., said in the May announcement. “Our brand momentum is strong, our innovation pipeline is unmatched, and our strategy is working. What continues to be clear is that there’s so much more potential ahead of us.”
In his new role, Uzzell will report to Craig Williams, formerly president, Jordan Brand, who will become president, Geographies & Marketplace, NIKE, Inc.
Uzzell joined Converse in 2018 following a stint at Coca-Cola Company where he served as president, Venturing & Emerging Brands Group and led the development of a portfolio of high-growth brands, such as Honest Tea, ZICO Coconut Water, Health Ade, Fairlife Milk and Suja Juice.
At Converse, Uzzell led all aspects of the business, globally and oversaw the company’s successful return to the Basketball category across product, marketplace, and sponsorships, after a 10-year hiatus from the sport.
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