|Nicole Hubbard Graham
Nike hires Nicole Hubbard Graham, who worked for the company for 18 years before exiting in 2021, as CMO, effective Jan. 2. Graham held a variety of executive marketing posts at Nike, ultimately serving as VP global categories & consumer direct brand marketing. She succeeds Dirk-Jan van Hameren, who was promoted to CMO in 2018, and is retiring. Graham’s hiring comes in the midst of an overall executive reshuffle at Nike, including the appointment of former chief design officer John Hoke as its first chief innovation officer, and Muge Erdirik Dogan as chief technology officer.
HCI Equity Partners brings on Brittany McDonald as chief of staff and VP of communications. McDonald was most recently assistant VP at EIG Global Energy Partners, where she developed and executed fundraising strategies, strengthened relationships with investors and supported senior leadership on business development efforts. She has also served as a VP at Jones Lang LaSalle, senior associate of investor relations and business development at The Rock Creek Group and a senior analyst at the Carlyle Group. At HCI, McDonald will directly support managing partner Doug McCormick, leading the strategy and implementation of internal and external, multi-channel communications efforts. "Her wide-ranging business development skills extend from financial analysis of portfolio opportunities to marketing and communications,” said McCormick.
|Tonya St. Clair
Wipfli, an advisory and accounting firm, names Tonya St. Clair as CMO. St. Clair comes to the company following a 12-year run at Grant Thornton, where she was most recently go-to-market team leader. Before joining Grant Thornton, she was a VP at global insurance broker Marsh, a subsidiary of Marsh & McClennan. St. Clair succeeds Paul Leroue, who is transitioning to a strategic growth role with the firm. “I couldn't imagine a better cultural fit than Tonya,” said Brian Blaha, Wipfli's growth partner. “She invests as much in people as she does in results, building her team's strength and engagement.”