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Chris Van Dyke
has over 30 years of senior experience building and leading teams in the private, public and non-profit sectors.
Currently a resident of Bend, Chris Van Dyke owns Songlines Communications, where he works with companies, non-profit and social change organizations to develop and implement communication strategies that effectively support their institutional goals.
Early in his career, Chris was elected District Attorney in Salem, where he also served as the Chair of the Oregon District Attorney's Legislative Committee.
Following his term in office, Chris joined Nike as East Coast Legal Counsel in Washington, DC.
During his 17-year tenure with Nike, he moved from legal work to 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.
team won numerous product and sustainability awards including awards from Time, The Social Venture Network, Outside Magazine
and National Geographic Adventure.
Before moving to Bend, Chris worked as senior vice president of strategic communications at World Wildlife Fund in Washington, DC.