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Background Information

Employment History

Chief Executive Officer
Nau

Affiliations

Advisory Board Member
Songlines Communications

Board Member
Oregon Cultural Trust

Board Member
Caldera

Board Member
SAR Foundation Inc

Board Member
SAR Academy

Board Member
Oregon Natural Desert Association

Board Member
Deschutes County Search & Rescue Foundation

Education

B.A.

Occidental College

J.D.

Arizona State University College of Law

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Chris Van Dyke
Chris 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. At Nau, Chris and his 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.


HBSP Titles on: Product management

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Conversation: Nau CEO Chris Van Dyke on Tapping Customers' Passions Corporate Imagination and Expeditionary Marketing


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Chris Van Dyke began practicing law in Oregon in the mid-1970s. After nine years in the public sector, including four years as a district attorney for Marion County, Chris moved to the private sector. He began as an attorney for Nike, where his role eventually morphed into that of marketing director, product developer and brand manager. From there, he moved to Patagonia where he was responsible for the management of marketing and branding communications, including advertising, catalog, website, retail and PR. Chris also co-founded Nau Inc. a sustainable outdoor clothing retailer. Chris is currently consulting for various consumer product companies on branding and sustainability issues.


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Chris Van Dyke began practicing law in Oregon in the mid-1970s. After nine years in the public sector, including four years as a district attorney for Marion County, Chris moved to the private sector. He began as an attorney for Nike, where his role eventually morphed into that of marketing director, product developer and brand manager. From there, he moved to Patagonia where he was responsible for the management of marketing and branding communications, including advertising, catalog, website, retail and PR. Chris also co-founded Nau Inc. a sustainable outdoor clothing retailer. Chris is currently consulting for various consumer product companies on branding and sustainability issues.


Come to Portland to Attend InVerge 2007 – The 1st Interactive Convergence Conference - Memesponge.com - Yulia V Smirnova's blog - Making shopping online more fun for people and profitable for businesses | Memesponge.com - Yulia V Smirnova's blog

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- Chris Van Dyke, President & CEO, Nau (see recent Fast Company feature) highlighting his groundbreaking "webfront" concept that integrates the best of e-commerce with traditional bricks and mortar shopping and Nau's digitally centric approach to storytelling and brand building.

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