Jarvis Sam, Nike’s vice president of global diversity, equity, and inclusion, announced his promotion to chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer via a LinkedIn post.
Sam, who has worked for Nike since 2018, said “after an amazing four-year journey” he’ll be joining the company’s human resources leadership team.
He started at Nike as a director of diversity sourcing and programs after previously serving as the head of global diversity and inclusion for Snap.
“Diversity, equity, and inclusion has been the thread weaving together my passion, profession, personal beliefs, and intersectional identity. I believe in the power of inclusivity and share in Nike’s belief that we are at our best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard—showing up as themselves to do our best work every day,” Sam wrote. “I’m proud to show up and help create a culture of belonging both inside and outside Nike. I’m excited to take on this new challenge and incredibly honored to serve alongside some of the most innovative team members in the world.”
Before his time at Snap, Sam worked for Google in its talent acquisition department. He is a former business analyst for Deloitte.