Board of Directors
Our business began in 1995 as an idea of our founder, Kevin A. Plank, then special teams captain of the University of Maryland football team. Tired of repeatedly changing the cotton T-shirt under his jersey as it became wet and heavy during the course of a game, Mr. Plank set out to develop a next generation shirt that would remain drier and lighter. He created a new category of sporting apparel called performance apparel, and built our Company into a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories. Mr. Plank has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1996 and as our President from 1996 to July 2008 and from August 2010 to July 2017. Mr. Plank also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation.
George W. Bodenheimer has been a director of Under Armour since August 2014. Mr. Bodenheimer served as Executive Chairman of ESPN, Inc., a multimedia, multinational sports entertainment company from January 2012 to June 2014, and has served as Acting Chairman of ESPN since December 2017. Prior thereto, he served as Co-Chairman of Disney Media Networks from April 2004 to January 2012, President of ABC Sports from March 2003 to January 2012 and President of ESPN from November 1998 to January 2012. With ESPN since 1981, Mr. Bodenheimer served in a variety of senior sales and marketing positions prior to his appointment as President. Mr. Bodenheimer serves on the Board of Directors of Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. and is a member of its compensation committee.
Douglas E. Coltharp has been a director of Under Armour since December 2004. Since May 2010, Mr. Coltharp has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Encompass Health Corporation (formerly HealthSouth Corporation). Prior thereto, Mr. Coltharp served as a partner at Arlington Capital Advisors and Arlington Investment Partners, a Birmingham, Alabama based financial advisory and private equity business from May 2007 to April 2010 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Saks Incorporated and its predecessor organization from 1996 to May 2007.
Ms. DeVard has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer of Office Depot, Inc. since January 2018, leading their eCommerce and Customer Service functions as well as Marketing and Communications and as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from September 2017 to December 2017. Prior thereto, Ms. DeVard served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of The ADT Corporation, a leading provider of home and business security services, from March 2014 through May 2016. From July 2012 to March 2014, she was Principal of DeVard Marketing Group, a firm specializing in advertising, branding, communications and traditional/digital/multicultural marketing strategies, and prior thereto served as Executive Vice President of Marketing for Nokia. Ms. DeVard served in a number of senior marketing roles throughout her career, including as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Senior Vice President, Marketing Communications and Brand Management of Verizon Communications, Inc., Chief Marketing Officer of the e-Consumer business at Citibank N.A. and other senior marketing positions at Revlon Inc., Harrah’s Entertainment, the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings and the Pillsbury Company. Ms. DeVard currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cars.com and is a member of its compensation and nominating and governance committees.
Dr. El-Erian served as CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO, one of the world’s premier investment management firms, from December 2007 to March 2014. He currently serves as Chief Economic Advisor of Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO, a role he has held since March 2014, and is also a columnist for Bloomberg and a contributing editor at the Financial Times. Dr. El-Erian joined PIMCO in 1999 as a senior member of the portfolio management and investment strategy group. In February 2006, he became president and CEO of Harvard Management Company, the entity responsible for managing the university’s endowment, before returning to PIMCO in 2007 to serve as co-CEO and co-CIO. From December 2012 to January 2017, he was chair of the U.S. President’s Global Economic Development Council. Previously, he was a managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London and worked at the International Monetary Fund for 15 years, rising to the position of Deputy Director. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a board member of the National Bureau of Economic Research serving on its Executive Committee, and chairs the Microsoft Investment Advisory Committee.
Karen W. Katz has been a director of Under Armour since October 2014. Ms. Katz has served as President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC since 2010. Neiman Marcus Group is an international multi-brand omnichannel retailer whose portfolio of brands includes Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and mytheresa.com. Since joining Neiman Marcus in 1985, Ms. Katz has served in key executive and leadership roles in the company’s merchant, stores and eCommerce organizations as Executive Vice President - Stores, a member of the Office of the Chairman of Neiman Marcus Group, and President, Neiman Marcus Online, and President and CEO, Neiman Marcus Stores.
A.B. Krongard has been a director of Under Armour since July 2005 and Lead Director since May 2006. Mr. Krongard served as Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2001 to 2004 and as counselor to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Krongard previously served in various capacities at Alex.Brown, Incorporated, including as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Upon the merger of Alex.Brown with Bankers Trust Corporation in September 1997, Mr. Krongard became Vice Chairman of the Board of Bankers Trust and served in such capacity until joining the Central Intelligence Agency in 2001. Mr. Krongard serves on the Board of Directors of Iridium Communications, Inc. and is a member of its compensation committee and Chairman of its nominating and corporate governance committee, and on the Board of Directors of Apollo Global Management and is a member of its audit committee.
William R. McDermott has been a director of Under Armour since August 2005. Mr. McDermott has served as Chief Executive Officer of SAP SE since May 2014 and Executive Board Member of SAP SE since 2010. Mr. McDermott served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of SAP SE from February 2010 to May 2014 and prior thereto as President of Global Field Operations and Chief Executive Officer of SAP Americas & Asia Pacific Japan. SAP is a business software company that provides collaborative business solutions to companies of all sizes. Prior to joining SAP in 2002, Mr. McDermott served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales Operations at Siebel Systems from 2001 to 2002, and President of Gartner, Inc. from 2000 to 2001. Mr. McDermott rose through the ranks at Xerox from 1983 to 2000. In his last leadership position at Xerox, Mr. McDermott served as a division President and Corporate Officer from 1997 to 2000. Mr. McDermott serves on the Board of Directors of ANSYS, Inc., a provider of engineering and simulation software and technologies, and as a member of its compensation and Chairman of its nominating and corporate governance committees. Mr. McDermott also serves on the Board of Directors of SecureWorks Corp., a provider of intelligence-driven information security solutions, and as a member of its compensation and Chairman of its nominating and corporate governance committees.
Eric T. Olson has been a director of Under Armour since July 2012. Admiral Olson retired from the United States Navy in 2011 as a full Admiral after 38 years of military service. He served in special operations units throughout his career, during which he earned a Master’s Degree in National Security Affairs and was awarded several decorations for leadership and valor including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Silver Star. Admiral Olson was the first Navy SEAL officer to be promoted to three- and four-star ranks. Admiral Olson’s career culminated as the head of the United States Special Operations Command from July 2007 to August 2011, where he was responsible for the mission readiness of all Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps special operations forces. In this capacity, he led over 60,000 people and managed an annual budget in excess of ten billion dollars. As President and Managing Member of ETO Group, LLC since September 2011, Admiral Olson is now an independent national security consultant who supports a wide range of private and public sector organizations. Admiral Olson serves on the Board of Directors of Iridium Communications, Inc. and is a member of its nominating and corporate governance committee and also serves as a Director of the non-profit Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Harvey L. Sanders has been a director of Under Armour since November 2004. Mr. Sanders is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President of Nautica Enterprises, Inc. He served as Chairman from 1993 to 2003 and as Chief Executive Officer and President from 1977 to 2003, until VF Corporation acquired Nautica Enterprises, Inc. in 2003. Mr. Sanders currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Boomer Esiason Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis and the enCourageKids Foundation and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation.