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A longtime Nike exec resigned after her son used her credit card to fund his sneaker-resale business

Business Insider logo Business Insider 3/2/2021 salarshani@businessinsider.com (Sarah Al-Arshani)
a group of shoes on a persons feet: People outside a Nike store to buy the newly released Nike sneaker in Shanghai on October 26, 2019. STR/AFP via Getty Images © STR/AFP via Getty Images People outside a Nike store to buy the newly released Nike sneaker in Shanghai on October 26, 2019. STR/AFP via Getty Images

Nike's vice president and general manager for its North America division, Ann Hebert, resigned Monday after reports that she was tied to her son's resale business, the company announced Monday.

Herbert was a 25-year veteran with the company.

Last week, Bloomberg Businessweek reported on her 19-year-old son, Joe, who runs the resale business West Coast Streetwear. It was reported that Joe had used Herbert's credit card to buy over $100,000 worth of limited-edition shoes to resell.

Bloomberg reported that Joe said his mother was "so high up at Nike as to be removed from what he does." He added that she had never given him any insider information, such as discount codes.

Joe asked Bloomberg not to mention his mother in the article, however, and stopped responding after that exchange.

Nike said it planned to announce a new head of its North America division shortly.

Hebert and Nike did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider.

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