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Shuffle Board: Famed Coach Retires From Nike Board, Changes Atop Italian Luxury Brands

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Nike

Nike Inc. announced that John Thompson Jr., a director of the company since 1991 and former head coach of the Georgetown University men’s basketball team, decided to retire and will not stand for re-election to the board of directors at the September annual meeting of shareholders.

Thompson’s retirement will be effective as of the end of Nike’s fiscal year on May 31, after which he will serve the board as a director emeritus.

Salvatore Ferragamo

The board of directors of Salvatore Ferragamo SpA approved a new governance framework for the company, resulting in majority shareholder Ferragamo Finanziaria SpA focusing on strategic guidance and planning and the management of the group entrusted to executive managers.

Giacomo (James) Ferragamo, in order to make a seat on the board available, resigned from his office as board member and Michele Norsa joined the board as director and executive deputy chairman of the company. Norsa will assume the executive powers previously exercised by chairman Ferruccio Ferragamo.

Norsa had been CEO of the company between 2006 and 2016. Ferragamo will continue in his role as brand and product, and communication director, an increasingly key area for the company at a time of profound changes caused by the ongoing pandemic.

Norsa has also taken over chairmanship of the executive committee and the brand and product strategic committee.

Salvatore Ferragamo SpA is the parent Company of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group, a maker and marketer of luxury shoes, leather goods, apparel, silk products and other accessories, along with women’s and men’s fragrances.

Bruno Cucinelli

The board of directors of Italian luxury goods company Bruno Cucinelli appointed Luca Lisandroni and Riccardo Stefanelli as co-CEOs, succeeding Bruno Cucinelli, who remained on as executive chairman and creative director of the luxury good company.

Lisandroni will oversee markets, while Stefanelli will be in charge of product and operations. Bruno Cucinelli sells men’s wear, women’s wear and accessories in Europe, North America and East Asia.

Squad Locker

Squad Locker, a provider of online tools and services for teams and organizations to manage custom apparel and equipment purchasing, named Jeanne Hopkins as chief revenue officer (CRO).

Previously, Hopkins was chief marketing officer at travel management company Lola.com, where she led the marketing organization. At Squad Locker, she will align all revenue-related functions, including marketing, sales, customer support, pricing and revenue management.

Squad Locker serves more than 75,000 teams, leagues and schools by shipping uniforms, custom team gear and spirit wear in as fast as three days directly to the homes of parents, athletes and fans. The company offers the market’s leading brands and manages the entire process from instant online store creation to free graphic artwork assistance, as well as decoration and production and fulfillment.

Logistics

Crowley

To better serve customers with integrated supply chain solutions across the globe, Crowley Logistics promoted Bob Goldenberg to vice president, commercial operations.

In this new position, Goldenberg will report to Steve Collar, Crowley’s senior vice president and general manager, logistics, and will continue to be based in the company’s Miami office. He will be responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight to the entire commercial logistics team, including U.S. and offshore locations.

Goldenberg will use his experience, technology and industry-knowledge to develop a comprehensive commercial strategy focused on increasing efficiencies and value adds in the global supply chain for Crowley’s retail, apparel, perishable, pharmaceutical, breakbulk and general cargo customers.

Goldenberg joined Crowley as vice president, global development, in 2019, following a 30-year career with Econocaribe, most recently as chief procurement officer.

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