Nike Inc. announced that Amy Montagne has become the new VP, GM of global categories, effective immediately.
She replaces Jayme Martin, who was among the first executives who left Nike last month after allegations of inappropriate workplace behavior surfaced.
Nike also confirmed to the Portland Business Journal that Kellie Leonard has become its first-ever chief diversity and inclusion officer. Leonard essentially replaces Antoine Andrews, the former VP of diversity and inclusion at Nike, who left last week.
According to Nike’s statement, Montagne, a 13-year Nike veteran, has held senior management roles across Nike including, most recently, VP, GM of the global Nike women’s category. She was previously VP, GM of global merchandising and also held positions of increasing responsibility in North America, Women’s Training and Sportswear. She will report directly to Michael Spillane, president of Categories & Product.
“Amy is a proven leader with deep experience in driving successful strategies across our organization,” said Spillane. “In her new role, we believe she is the right leader to drive Nike’s Category Offense.”
Prior to joining Nike, Montagne held roles in allocation, planning and merchandising at Gap Inc., Mervyns and WalMart.
Montagne is a graduate of Santa Clara University and serves on the university’s Advisory Board of the Leavey School of Business Retail Management Institute.