Michaela Stitz, GM at Nike AGS Region (Austria, Germany and Switzerland), has been named Vice President, Nike Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Effective the beginning of November, the new role will see Stitz report to Gary DeStefano, President of Global Operations, Nike Inc. Stitz succeeds Marc van Pappelendam, who was recently promoted to Vice President of Nike UK/Ireland. Stitz, who began working for Nike in 1996, will be based in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Her replacement has not been named yet.

—Melanie Gropler