BOSTON, USA // Currently serving as VP, Global Communications and Social Impact for Converse Inc., Finley leads all externally and internally facing facets of Communications for the organization including public relations, media relations, employee communications and issues management. In addition, she leads the company’s strategy for corporate giving and support of its associated community partnerships.
Finley moved to Converse after a 19-year career at Nike, Inc. (which owns Converse) where she held a range of Communications positions at Nike, touching nearly every part of the globe. Beginning her career as an intern, she truly stepped up every rung of the proverbial corporate ladder, distinguishing herself through hard work, an insatiable curiosity and a willingness to always try something new.
A native of the the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Ilana earned her BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. A student-athlete, she was a member of the University’s Track & Field team all four years, competing as a hurdler and sprinter. In her spare time, Ilana is an aspiring wine writer, world traveler, fitness enthusiast and all-around lover of sports.