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Shelly Gourlay

Director, Sports Product Management Program

Affiliations: Sports Product Management
Phone: 503-412-3806
Office: 109 NW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97209



Shelly Gourlay has more than 20 years of experience building recruitment programs and growing organizations in the sports products industry, specifically with Columbia Sportswear and Nike. She has a BA in communications from Washington State University and attended the UO.

Degree History:
  • BA, Communications (Journalism), Washington State University
Previous Positions:
  • Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, Columbia Sportswear, 2012–2015
  • Manager, Talent Acquisition, Nike, Inc., 2005–2012
  • Principal, Gourlay Consulting, 1994–2005
  • Senior HR Advisor, Nike, Inc., 1990–1994
  • Director of Research, Howe-Lewis International, 1987–1990

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