Set on more than 300 acres in Beaverton, Oregon, the Nike World Headquarters is home to 82 buildings, 281 bronze statues of the brand’s most iconic athletes, numerous research and design labs, and three Nobles graduates: Amy Sheridan ’95, Molly Haverty ’95, and Matt Plitch ’04.
Last March, after a successful graduate event in San Francisco, Kate Treitman Brown ’99, director of graduate affairs, ventured up to Oregon to have lunch at the sprawling headquarters with Molly and Matt. Amy, who is a senior media director at Nike, was unable to attend because she was in Japan working on preparations for the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Over lunch, Molly and Matt shared more about their roles working for one of the world’s largest brands and their continued passion for Nobles. “Nobles was a second home to me,” says Matt who credits the school with providing him a great educational foundation. Molly works in operations as a senior administrative assistant and Matt works as a product innovation director in the area of sports innovations. Currently, Matt is involved with developing technologies to support Nike’s first professional athlete with cerebral palsy, Justin Gallegos.
Despite being 3,000 miles away from Dedham and working on a professional campus with 16,000 employees, these graduates had already connected with each other using the Nobles online directory. “Before I started at Nike, Amy and I were close, but thanks to the graduate directory I found out that Matt was here as well,” says Molly. (To download the directory from the Nobles Website, click here.)
We are grateful to all of our graduates who share their professional time and stories with us and keep our community connections strong wherever they may be.