Special Resource: Chris Van Dyke
SAR Board Member:
has over 30 years of senior experience building and leading teams in the private, public and non-profit sectors.
Trained as an attorney, Chris
has worked the past two and a half decades in communications and brand building for businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and, most recently, as the Senior VP of Strategic Communications at World Wildlife Fund
in Washington, DC.
Early in his career, Chris was elected District Attorney in Salem, Oregon where he also served as the Chair of the Oregon District Attorney's Legislative Committee.
Following his term in office, Chris joined Nike, Inc. as East Coast Legal Counsel in Washington, DC.
During his 17-year tenure with Nike, Chris moved from legal work to a focus on communications and brand building, working as Marketing Director for Nike's U.S. apparel division and later as Regional Marketing and Brand Director for Nike's Asia Pacific office in Hong Kong.
Following Nike, Chris held a senior position at Patagonia, Inc. where he was VP of Marketing and Product Development.
In 2004, Chris co-founded Nau, Inc. and was its President and CEO.
Chris currently serves on the Boards of two social change and conservation organizations in Oregon: Caldera and The Oregon Natural Desert Association.