Kevin Kirksey


Kevin KirkseyKevin Kirksey -
Senior Director, Brand Communications and Digital, North America - Nike

Kevin leads advertising efforts for Nike in North America, across the Running, Basketball, Women’s Training, Football, Athletic Training, Soccer, Action, and Sportswear categories.

Kevin began his career in account management with Young & Rubicam, then Ogilvy & Mather (both in NYC).  Key accounts included KFC, Sony, United Airlines, Goldman Sachs and new business.  He later spent 11 years driving brandawareness and media consumption of ESPN content across all platforms. Career highlights include SportsCenter, Without Sports, X Games, 30 for 30 and It’s not crazy, it’s sports.

Kevin was raised in Bristol, Tennessee.  He is an alumni of the University of Tennessee.  Kevin is a recreational long distance runner.  He’s captained relay teams, ran in multiple Half Marathons and finished the 2011 NYC Marathon.  He’s an avid outdoorsman, skier and snowboarder.  He also plays a little golf. 

Kevin and his fiancé Stephanie currently live in Portland, Oregon.