Clow Joins Oakley Board of Directors

LOS ANGELES Sunglasses maker Oakley said it has named Lee Clow, chairman and worldwide creative director at TBWA and TBWA\Chiat\Day, to its board of directors.

Clow, who in his 30-year ad agency career has led such efforts as Apple Computer’s “1984” spot and recent “Think Different,” campaign, as well as Nike’s introduction of “Air Jordan,” fills a spot vacated by Michael Jordan. The Washington Wizards basketball player has resigned to focus on other organizations and charities, according to a statement issued today by Oakley. Jordan will serve as a special advisor to the Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based company and continue to endorse Oakley eyewear under an existing agreement that expires in 2005.

Neither Clow nor representatives for Oakley could be reached for comment.