Cindy Davis Named President of Nike Golf
September 12, 2008
BEAVERTON, Ore. (September 12, 2008) – NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) today announced that Cindy Davis has been promoted to President of Nike Golf. In this role, Davis will be responsible for driving market leadership and growth for all aspects of Nike Golf. Davis succeeds 28-year Nike veteran Bob Wood who will be taking on additional responsibilities within the Nike Brand.
“Cindy has driven significant growth in revenue for Nike Golf over the past three years, as the GM for the USA business,” said Charlie Denson, Nike Brand President. “She has built a strong team and we look forward to Cindy’s continued leadership as we drive innovation and growth throughout our global golf business.”
Davis, 46, has been with Nike for three years serving as General Manager of Nike Golf USA. Prior to Nike, Davis was Sr. Vice President at the Golf Channel and has held various senior management level roles at The Arnold Palmer Golf Company and the LPGA.
About Nike GolfLocated in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike Golf designs and markets golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories worldwide. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to honoring and respecting the traditions and heritage of the game, and to providing committed golfers with the absolute best equipment in the game. In 2008, Nike Golf’s PGA Tour staff has 11 wins, 55 top-10 finishes, one Nationwide Tour victory and eight international wins. In 2007, Nike Golf had 13 PGA Tour wins, seven Nationwide Tour victories and eight international titles. For the last two years, Nike Golf has led the PGA Tour in driver, fairway woods and iron wins. For more information on Nike Golf, visit our Web site at www.nikegolf.com. Editors and journalists in the U.S. seeking editorial information and downloadable images, visit www.nikegolf.com/presscenter. For international journalists, please contact Nike Golf's public relations representative in respective countries for information.
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