2016 MPP Alumnus of the Year Chuck Gatchell, MPP 2005

Chuck Gatchell has worked at Nike, Inc. for 16 years and currently leads Nike’s efforts related to the Tokyo Summer Olympics and other global initiatives, where he is a Global Vice President / General Manager.

Prior to his current role, Chuck has had the opportunity to lead teams in various functional areas including strategic planning, innovation, product management and marketing, general management, corporate finance, and sustainability. Chuck’s first Nike role was developing Nike’s first public sustainability reports and leading corporate transparency efforts related to labor relations, environmental sustainability, community affairs, diversity and inclusion, and government affairs. Prior to Nike, Chuck was a senior consultant at Ernst & Young LLP in Los Angeles.

Chuck holds an undergraduate degree in Management from the University of California, Berkeley (Haas School of Business), where he also earned a minor in Creative Writing and ran cross-country and track (steeplechase).  He also holds master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Virginia and Public Policy from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.

A first-generation college graduate, Chuck co-founded Advance!, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing college awareness, information, and access for underserved populations, in his hometown of La Habra, California in 2002.  He also coaches various youth sports, advises start-ups in the social and environmental impact space, and serves on advisory boards for the UCLA School of Public Affairs and the Haas School of Business (Berkeley).

Chuck spends time away from work with his wife, Melissa, who holds a PhD in Public Health from UCLA, and their four children (Nate, Dylan, Zach, and Charlize).  Chuck is based in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Employer: Nike
Profile: linkedin.com/in/gatchell
Twitter: @chuckgatchell
Media: Berkeley Haas Magazine, Oregon Live, Podium Runner

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