Board Member Since: 2017
Board Member; Senior Director, NIKE Inc.
Benjamin Edwards is a marketing professional who crafts cause-related marketing and corporate responsibility programming at a global level. With over twenty years of service to NIKE Inc., Benjamin has held senior positions at the corporate level as well as its affiliates, Converse and Hurley International. He is currently Senior Director, Sustainable Innovation at NIKE Inc. where he leads NIKE's effort to advance its sustainability mission through external partnerships and unique activations.
Most recently, Benjamin was VP of Corporate Outreach and Sustainability for Hurley. He worked to combat water scarcity through the surf company's H2O Initiative and helped provide access to clean water for over 10 million people. Prior to Hurley, Benjamin led the (PRODUCT)RED division of Converse, partnering with artists to amplify conscious consumerism for the footwear industry. He created the 1HUND(RED) project, bringing 100 globally relevant artists to design unique limited edition product to help fight AIDS in Africa. Earlier, Benjamin spent 10 years in marketing and product-related roles for Nike Inc.
Benjamin served as a founding member and advisor of the Hillsboro Visionary Foundation. He also serves as board member for The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, California. Benjamin resides in Hillsboro, Oregon on a hazelnut farm with his lively 8-year- old daughter, Sofia and his wife, Terri. Ben holds a BS degree from Portland State University, where he majored in both marketing strategy and advertising management.