Kellie Leonard opted to “leave the company to pursue other interests.” Nike said Felicia Mayo, who is vice president for human resources, would take over for Leonard. Mayo had worked at Tesla, where she led the diversity department before coming to Nike last year.
Leonard played "a significant role in communications at Nike both as VP for North America and as the VP for Global Corporate and Employee Communications” in addition to her lead diversity position, a Nike spokesperson said. "We thank Kellie for her many contributions to the brand and her leadership within the company.”
Leonard headed up the new diveristy and inclusion role in spring 2018 at a time when The New York Times reported about Nike employees’ complaints about a boys’ club culture and alleged misconduct from leading male executives, including former president Trevor Edwards.
The same Times article also reported that Nike’s HR department staff were too casual in talking with employees about their complaints.