FRANKLIN -- Dean College will host Michael Spillane, president of categories and product at NIKE for the Dean College Leadership Institute Executive Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 15.
The Executive Series offers a unique and interactive opportunity for students, alumni and the local community to interact with today’s business leaders.
Spillane is responsible for developing the strategy that drives the creation of all NIKE footwear, apparel and equipment. He also leads the merchandising of all product to the global marketplace. Prior to his current position, he was a GM and VP for NIKE, Greater China. He also served as president and chief executive officer of Umbro Ltd. and chief executive officer of CVEO Corporation (formerly, Converse Inc.).
With extensive experience in marketing consumer products, Spillane previously held senior management roles at leading apparel and textile companies, including Malden Mills, Tommy Hilfiger USA, Jockey International, and Missbrenner, Inc. Spillane serves on the board of directors at The Boston Beer Co., and Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA).
Featuring an unprecedented list of national business leaders, including past speakers like Robert K. Kraft, Jonathan Kraft, Bert Jacobs, Anne M. Finucane, the Executive Lecture Series is a signature event for the Dean Leadership Institute and an opportunity for our students and the community to gain knowledge from an experienced business executive.
The speaking program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Guidrey Center at Dean College, 109 West Central St., Franklin. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required since seating is limited.
For more information and to register, visit www.dean.edu/dlispillane.