Diane Pelkey, SVP, global communications and entertainment, Under Armour: Power List 2016

2016 rank: 17

For over a decade I have had the privilege of working with Diane from the agency side, watching her lead at various organizations and evolve the communications department at Under Armour from the ground level. Since then, I continue to be amazed at her continuous success adapting to the rapid global growth the company has experienced in recent years.

Diane flawlessly balances an unmatched understanding of the brand, with a roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic that is contagious to everyone she partners with. Her passion and desire for excellence emulate the brand’s spirit, consistent with that of any Under Armour athlete.

As company founder and CEO Kevin Plank stated, she embodies the combination of "humble and hungry," while always maintaining a positive demeanor and strong relationships with those around her.

It takes a special kind of person to keep up with the growth of a company as dynamic as Under Armour, and Diane has that ability to see ahead of the curve. You rarely meet someone who has the ability to fearlessly lead by example, while maintaining the universal respect of her colleagues across the organization and agencies. Diane is truly one of a kind.

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