Nike appoints successor to general counsel

Feb 01, 2022
Ann Miller has been with the sportswear company since 2007

Beaverton, Oregon-based Nike is promoting Ann Miller to become executive vice president and general counsel, effective February 17.

Miller will succeed Hilary Krane, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, who is retiring in February having spent 12 years with the company.

Miller joined Nike in 2007 and has since held several senior roles. For the past six years she has been vice president, corporate secretary and chief ethics and compliance officer. In that role, she oversees all corporate governance and external reporting matters for the company and its subsidiaries, heads up Nike’s global ethics and compliance program, oversees legal support for its supply chain and takes the lead on privacy, digital product and technology matters.

Earlier in her tenure with Nike, she oversaw all legal work for the company in North America and was vice president and general counsel for subsidiary Converse. Before joining the company, she was a corporate lawyer at the law firms of Paul Hastings and Sullivan & Cromwell.

Krane joined Nike from Levi Strauss & Company, where she held various positions such as senior vice president and general counsel for corporate affairs. Before that, she was partner and assistant general counsel for PricewaterhouseCoopers. She sits on the board of directors of Restoration Hardware and the Portland branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Nike president and CEO John Donahoe says in a statement: ‘For more than 14 years, Ann has been a proven Nike leader who has made significant contributions to the company that helped extend our position as the world’s leading sports brand. Ann’s combination of executive leadership, passion and legal and business expertise makes her an ideal leader for such a critical role in the company.

‘I’d like to thank Hilary for playing such an instrumental role in Nike’s success over the past 12 years. She has been an outstanding general counsel and chief administrative officer, and a valued member of Nike’s executive leadership team. I am proud of the work she has done to help us build the Nike we are today.’

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