Chad Mardesen earned a bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communications from Iowa State University and his MBA from Bellevue University. He has over 20 years of marketing and event management. Most recently Mardesen was a territory manager for Nike Golf responsible for building Nike into the premier golf brand in the region.
Prior to joining Nike, Mardesen was the Tournament Director of the Cox Classic presented by Lexus of Omaha golf tournament on the PGA Tour/Web.com Tour where he managed a staff responsible for sales, marketing, operations and fundraising. His expertise is in marketing, sales, advertising, customer service, event planning, direct response advertising and sports.