VP Creative Design — Nike, Inc.
Tinker Hatfield studied architecture at the University of Oregon and was an all-American track star in the pole vault under the tutelage of legendary coach Bill Bowerman, cofounder of Nike. Throughout his 26 years with Nike, Tinker helped pioneer the first-ever cross-trainer shoe and earned global recognition for his innovative designs. He also developed the Nike Innovation Kitchen, a think tank for designers to share inspiration. Fortune magazine named Tinker “one of the 100 most influential designers of the twentieth century.”