As Director of Governing Body Relations for Nike North America, JoAn manages NIKE’s negotiations and relationships with the various departments of the NCAA, National Federation of High Schools and Division I Conferences as well as NIKE’s relationships with the US Olympic Committee and select US National Governing Bodies, along with Hockey Canada and Canadian NHL Clubs. Previously, JoAn worked for NIKE Sports Entertainment, Basketball Sports Marketing and College Sports Marketing for NIKE, in Beaverton, Oregon.
The Ron Landstrom Executive in Residence program was created through the generosity of Jerry and Jeanne Taylor. Jerry Taylor is a KSC/UNK alumnus and former Senior Vice President and CFO for Applied Materials. Taylor chose to name the program after one of his favorite professor, Ron Landstrom, because of his profound respect and gratitude for the man who helped and inspired him as an undergraduate.