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Nike CEO Mark Parker Joins Disney Board of Directors

Mickey Mouse is due for a shoe upgrade. Nike President and CEO Mark Parker was elected a director on The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger stated, “As CEO of Nike, Mark is widely recognized for driving the stellar growth of an industry-leading brand. His keen insight into consumers and his broad experience in international markets make him a great fit for the Disney Board.”

Parker will stand for election along with the company’s other directors at Disney’s annual meeting on March 3 in Chicago. His appointment brings total membership on the Disney Board to 12.

In a press release, Parker said, “For decades, Disney has delivered truly elevated consumer experiences globally, inspiring generations with creativity and vision. I look forward to working with this team as the company continues to set its sights on the future.”