Nike today announced the appointment of LeRoy Stewart to the position of director of corporate diversity, effective immediately. Stewart will report to Curt Mudd, director of corporate human resources.Stewart was most recently the customer service manager at Nike Tennessee, responsible for managing the strategic direction of the “at-once” and “futures” account business across the footwear, apparel, and equipment business units.Stewart has been an active member of Nike’s Global Diversity Leadership Council since its inception in August 1998. Since that time the council has created Nike’s vision and mission for diversity, supported the establishment of a Women/Minority Supplier program and most recently supported the Nike Benefits department in the expansion of benefits eligibility for the dependents of permanent partners of Nike employees.As director of diversity, Stewart will be responsible for providing the leadership, direction, assessment and organizational consultation for Nike’s corporate diversity initiative. Stewart, along with Nike’s Global & Executive Diversity Councils and the Nike Employee Networks, will direct the continuing evolution of Nike’s existing diversity efforts.

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