Under Armour Appoints Wes Moore to Board of Directors
Effective October 1, Under Armour announced Wes Moore will serve on its Board of Directors. Moore, 41, is a New York Times bestselling author and founder of the Robin Hood foundation, a nonprofit that has dispersed more than $3 billion to fight injustices in education, health, housing and expanding career opportunities.
“I’m excited to join the extraordinary team at Under Armour. Throughout my career, I have worked at the intersection of business and community helping to drive value for a dynamic and broad base of stakeholders,” said Moore. “The Under Armour brand means so much to my hometown of Baltimore and has served as a great source of pride for me personally. Empowered by a remarkable Board and clear-set mission, vision and values – I see tremendous opportunity to continue harnessing the power of sport to strengthen the athletes and communities we serve globally.”
Moore comes with experience as an investment banker, White House fellow to Condoleezza Rice, as well as being a founder a CEO of CEO of BridgeEdU which provides high-tech assitance to first-generation/low-income college students.
Under Armour is happy to have Moore on board.
“As we continue to integrate purpose into every aspect of our business, I am thrilled to partner with Wes to help guide the future of our brand, bring new communities into our UA family, and elevate our values to a global audience. Wes is a strategic thinker and dynamic leader whose unique expertise at the cutting-edge of finance, technology, and philanthropy will prove invaluable for Under Armour,” said Kevin Plank, executive chairman & brand chief of Under Armour. “We look forward to growing our brand and engaging Wes’s exceptional leadership qualities as we deepen our involvement in Baltimore and communities around the world.”
Moore holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in international relations as a Rhodes Scholar from the University of Oxford.