Global Sustainability, Senior Director of Engagement
Vien leads Nike’s Global Sustainability Engagement team. Her team works across the enterprise to leverage the Nike brand, influence, and reach to drive sustainability solutions through systems change, future planning, platforms for engagement, and thought leadership. Before joining Nike, Vien served as Senior Advisor to Tom Steyer. She was a lead author of his Presidential climate platform. She staffed Tom as the co-chair of the California Recovery Task Force, helping the state’s economic recovery resulting from COVID19. Vien also staffed the Biden-Harris Clean Energy Advisory Council, leading on the development and implementation of the strategy for Biden-Harris climate surrogates. Vien previously served as the President and CEO of the Dream Corps, which brings people together to solve America’s problems by backing initiatives that close prison doors and open doors of opportunity for all. Under her leadership, the Dream Corps’ team (#cut50, Green For All, YesWeCode, and LoveArmy) passed historic policies in criminal justice, climate justice, and created nationally recognized programs to increase tech diversity. Her team worked regularly with leaders to move the country forward, from influencers like Kim Kardashian to Flint moms, from Wall Street investors to White House insiders. Under her leadership, her team’s work was covered in diverse outlets from NY Times, CNN, Fox News, TechCrunch to TMZ. Vien has developed numerous energy, environmental, and economic policies and programs at the state, federal and local levels. She has advised on billions of dollars in public investments for energy and community development programs. She’s developed strong workforce standards for clean technology sectors, direct investments to ethnic and minority cleantech businesses, and create sustainable communities.