July 30, 2019
#DyslexiaCon19| Portland, Oregon | November 7, 2019
The Pinnacle Award was created to recognize an individual who has faced reading challenges, has made significant achievements in his or her field, is leading a successful life, and is a role model for others with learning differences. The award is given annually; more than one person may receive this recognition in any given year; and the honoree does not have to be a member of the association. The award is presented at IDA’s Annual Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference each fall.
John Hoke currently serves as Nike Inc.’s Chief Design Officer. In this role, he leads Nike’s global design team, responsible for envisioning the future of sport. John directs an international creative community of over 1,000 designers charged with inspiring and innovating while designing hundreds of apparel and footwear styles each year. John promotes, speaks and writes about the power and possibility of design and creativity throughout the world. He is a permanent design fellow at Pennsylvania State University, his alma mater; a member of Herman Miller, Inc.’s Board of Directors; an advisor to Piaggio Fast Forward, and a trustee at Pacific Northwest College of Art. John also served as national trustee of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Prior to Nike, John was a designer at Michael Graves Architecture & Design in Princeton, New
Jersey. His work included architectural, industrial and graphic design for a wide variety of
international clientele. Mr. Graves served as a personal mentor until his death in 2015. John
holds degrees from Pennsylvania State University, B.Arch; University of Pennsylvania, M.Arch;
and Stanford University, MBA.
Outside of Nike, John dabbles in his sketchbook and computer, snowboards, mountain bikes
and runs. He enjoys time spent with his wife and three adult sons.
See John speak and register for #DyslexiaCon19 here.
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