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Mark Parker is Nike, Inc.'s third CEO, after William Perez resigned in January 2006 citing differences with his predecessor as CEO, Phil Knight.

Parker was born in Poughkeepsie, New York and earned his bachelor's degree in political science at Penn State University in 1977. He ran on the Penn State track team. He joined Nike in 1979 as a footwear designer based in its R&D facility in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Parker has held a variety of positions during his tenure at Nike. He became Division Vice President in charge of development in 1987, Corporate Vice President in 1989, General Manager in 1993, and Vice President of Global Footwear in 1998. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as co-president (with Charlie Denson) of the Nike brand beginning March 2001. Parker's salary for 2008 was $7.6 million. He still participates in shoe design.

Parker has committed to ensuring that Nike remain environmentally conscious. After 10 years of work, Parker and his team launched the first "Green Shoe" that adheres to the principles of sustainability.

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Built for the Long Run - Barron's Tweet this news
Barron's--But if they're sweating their ability to eventually beat rising costs, Chief Executive -Mark Parker- and other company executives didn't show it on their third-quarter conference call with analysts. "We're using our - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 08:36:37 GMT+00:00
BrightStar to develop Miyaba gold project − African Eagle - Creamer Media's Mining Weekly Tweet this news
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly--African Eagle MD -Mark Parker- said that the deal recognised the value that the company had created at Miyabi while allowing it to maintain its focus on the Dutwa nickel project, now at prefeasibility stage. Current Joi - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 15:01:17 GMT+00:00
African Eagle to demerge copper business - ShareCast Tweet this news
ShareCast---Mark Parker-, who founded the company, is giving up the role of managing director in recognition that his skills are best suited to the exploration phase of the company's development. Consequently, the board has begun a search for a new c - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:41:58 GMT+00:00
Pothole Problem in Memphis - MyFox Memphis Tweet this news
MyFox Memphis---Mark Parker- knows all to well what they can do to a car. "I done tore up my car twice now," said Parker. Westwood is where Parker lives and for months he's dealt with potholes directly in front of his home. &quo - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 03:07:23 GMT+00:00
Ex-QBs at Clemson, N.C. State start careers together - Hickory Daily Record Tweet this news
Hickory Daily Record--When Kyle Parker and Russell Wilson combined to go 0-for-8 with six strikeouts against Hickory in a season-opening minor league baseball game on Thursday night, the initial failures of the season seemed ... - Date : Sun, 10 Apr 2011 03:09:57 GMT+00:00
Nike adds General Electric exec to board - Portland Business Journal Tweet this news
Portland Business Journal--Excluding Knight and CEO -Mark Parker-, who aren't compensated for their board duties, Nike paid its remaining 11 board members $2128511 an average of $193501 each mostly in cash and stock options. That figure was a 31 - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 21:34:53 GMT+00:00
Brooks student injured in two-car crash - Times Daily Tweet this news
Times Daily--Killen Police Chief -Mark Parker- said the girl was a passenger in a car that was crossing the eastbound lane of US 72 and about to enter the high school parking lot. Parker said the car was struck by a vehicle traveling east on US 72. ... - Date : Fri, 01 Apr 2011 16:03:24 GMT+00:00
Investigation continues into woman's death - WTVA Tweet this news
WTVA--Killen, Alabama Police Chief -Mark Parker- says a preliminary autopsy was inconclusive on the cause of death for Melissa Jo Hammock, 35, of Golden. Hammock was found unconscious in a room at the Super 8 Motel just after midnight on March 6th. ... - Date : Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:35:07 GMT+00:00
No focus on games record - Tweet this news will pass former full-back Shane -Parker's- 238-game -mark- at AAMI Stadium in round three, further strengthening his status as the club's greatest ever player. But while it will be a special moment to play in front of friends a - Date : Mon, 04 Apr 2011 06:57:52 GMT+00:00
Nike Drops Most Since May on Apparel Maker's First Profit Miss Since 2006 - Bloomberg Tweet this news
Bloomberg--Nike, led by Chief Executive Officer -Mark Parker-, is grappling with higher costs for cotton, labor and transportation. Increasing some prices and reducing marketing costs couldn't stop gross margin, the difference between sales and cost - Date : Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:27:55 GMT+00:00

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