Nike Inc. just named Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO of Chase Consumer Baking, to its board of directors.
Chase Consumer Banking is the retail banking portion of JPMorgan Chase & Co where Duckett oversees $800 billion in deposits and investments and more than 50,000 employees. She broke the glass ceiling in 2016 when she became the first African American to hold the position at the company.
Duckett’s announcement to Nike’s board came last week via a press release from Nike CEO and Chairman Mark Parker. “Thasunda’s expertise in leading digital and physical transformation in retail banking will be invaluable in helping Nike further deepen consumer relationships,” Parker said.
Duckett has worked as an executive for years around inclusion and empowerment. She’s also the executive sponsor of the Advancing Black Pathways program under JPMorganChase, an organization focused on providing financial, educational and career resources for African Americans.
In recent years, Nike has made strides to diversify their workforce and better their workplace culture. Hopefully, Duckett’s presence as the only African-American woman in the C-suite to serve on the board can help to change that.
Parker spoke about Duckett saying, “she is a dynamic and [a] forward-thinking leader, and we are delighted that she has joined the board.”
Congratulations Thasunda!! You just DID it!