BALTIMORE, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Under Armour, Inc.
(NYSE: UA, UAA) today announced that Wes
Moore has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective
October 1, 2020. Moore, 41, is
CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, a top poverty-fighting nonprofit
that finances over 500 organizations on the front lines serving
children, families, and communities. As a significant philanthropic
force in New York City and across the country, the Robin Hood
Foundation has distributed over $3
billion to organizations that address disparities in
education, housing, food insecurity, health, and workforce
development. Under Moore's leadership, the Robin Hood Foundation
has centered community voice in its grantmaking and a commitment to
racial justice in all of the organization's activities.
"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
"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 Wes 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."
Prior to joining the Robin Hood Foundation, Moore founded
and served as the CEO of BridgeEdU, a hybrid technology
and coaching platform designed to increase the number of first
generation and low-income students graduating from college by
reinventing their freshman and sophomore years through high-touch
and high-tech support. BridgeEdU was acquired by student financial
services company Edquity in 2019.
Earlier in his career, Moore worked in investment banking at
Deutsche Bank (London) and
Citibank (New York City) and was a
White House Fellow to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He also served as a captain
and paratrooper with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne, including a
combat deployment to Afghanistan.
Moore is the New York Times
bestselling author of "The Other Wes Moore", "The Work," and
"Five Days." He was also the host for "Beyond Belief" on the Oprah
Winfrey Network, and executive producer and writer for "Coming Back
with Wes Moore" on PBS.
Moore received his bachelor's degree in international relations
from Johns Hopkins University and his
master's degree in international relations from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a leading inventor,
marketer and distributor of branded athletic performance apparel,
footwear and accessories. Powered by one of the world's largest
digitally connected fitness and wellness communities, Under
Armour's innovative products and experiences are designed to help
advance human performance, making all athletes better. For further
information, please visit https://about.underarmour.com.
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