About David Heath '76
David Heath is a 35-year veteran of the sporting goods, footwear, and apparel industry who is currently the SVP of Sales at Under Armour, based in Baltimore, MD. Former teammates from his almost 20 year career at Nike encouraged him to come back to the industry and help spur the rapid growth at UA. He had retired as Vice President of Global Sales from NIKE, Inc. in May 2009. At Nike, he was responsible for the commercial organization selling footwear, apparel, and equipment in all regions globally, as well as the franchise retail partner operations in markets outside the USA.
Heath joined Nike in 1990 as Apparel Sales Manager for the Southwestern United States. He subsequently became Vice President of Global Sales and Customer Development, he was the first US General Manager of Nike's Equipment division, was Commercial Director for the Americas region, and was a key leader of the USA management team as Vice President of US Sales and Customer Service, delivering robust growth.
Prior to Nike, he spent over eight years in various positions with Adidas USA and its distributors, and also spent over two years at Fossil, Inc as SVP licensed brands. Mr. Heath is also part-owner of soleusrunning.com, a producer of GPS running watches, and has participated as an Executive Professor at the Texas A&M University Mays Business School.
He is a 1976 graduate of Texas A&M University and earned his Master’s degree in 1979. In 2013 he served as Chairman of the Board of The Association of Former Students, and recently completed his tenure as President of the Lettermen’s Association at Texas A&M.
He and Andrea, his wife of almost 40 years, have two sons, Joel ’05 and Todd ’07. His father James A. Heath ’40 , two great uncles from the 20’s, a brother, niece, nephew, and daughter in law are all Aggies.