Chris Van Dyke, Senior Vice President, Communications
Chris oversees WWF's communications, public relations and marketing efforts, and is responsible for the development and execution of the organization's brand strategy.
Prior to joining WWF, Chris worked as a product creation and marketing professional at two of the most successful sports apparel companies in the world, Nike and Patagonia.
He began his career at Nike after eight years of service to the state of Oregon as an Assistant Attorney General and the Marion County District Attorney.
Chris joined Nike in 1984 as its East Coast Corporate Legal Counsel, and subsequently moved into corporate communications and product development.
also served as Nike
's Hong Kong-based Asia Pacific Director
of Marketing and Brand Development.
In 1999, Chris
moved to Patagonia as VP of Marketing and Product Development, and was responsible for managing marketing and branding communications, including advertising, catalog, Website, retail and PR.
Chris co-founded Van Dyke & Zilligen in 2004 to help corporations incorporate social and environmental responsibility as a core value of their business.
He was also President, CEO and co-founder of Nau, Inc. a social venture apparel company in Portland, Oregon.
Chris received a B.A. from Occidental College and a J.D. from the Arizona State University College of Law.