Canada Goose Makes Inroads in Footwear With New GM Hire, D&I Shake-Up at Nike + More

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July 28, 2020: Kellie Leonard, Nike Inc.’s chief diversity and inclusion officer for the past two years, has stepped down. Felicia Mayo, who joined Nike a year ago from Tesla, will lead a newly formed team as chief talent, diversity and culture officer, CEO John Donahoe announced in an internal memo Monday. In addition, noted Donahoe, Julie Fuller, VP of talent and org effectiveness, has accepted an opportunity outside the company. The two departures, suggested Nike’s chief, have precipitated an opportunity for the brand to create a cultural shift, specifically combining its Talent and D&I functions.

July 28, 2020: Canada Goose acquired Baffin in November 2018 to make inroads in footwear, and today the Toronto-based company made more strides in the category. Adam Meek has been tapped as its GM of footwear and accessories, a new role at Canada Goose.

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