Michelle Osborne is a community-focused leader who continues to educate and advocate for increased economic development opportunities for Native Americans. She currently works for Goodwill Industries helping grow the nonprofit’s retail mission-integrated enterprises, including boutique stores and access to them through the Nytch mobile commerce application.
Osborne retired after a long career with Nike Inc., under North America Marketplace Operations, where she and her team managed in excess of $3 billion in product sales, e-commerce, and reporting analysis. While at Nike, she was involved in new tech-oriented concept stores and Nike-sponsored launch events. She also cochaired Nike’s Native American Network—a NikeUNITED diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) group; reviewed grants for Nike’s employee-led Community Impact Fund; was on the team that brought the Nike N7 fund to fruition (providing access to sport for Native American and Aboriginal communities); and was involved in global supply chain and sustainable business and innovation (SBI) initiatives.
Prior to her Nike career, Osborne spent 12 years as a property asset-management director in the Seattle metro area, specializing in commercial, residential, and light industrial branding.
She served as a strategic advisor to Coalition for Oregon Native Enterprise/ONE Coalition led by the Oregon Native American Chamber, is a founding board member for the Stand for Courage Foundation (anti-bullying), was an ambassador for Our Native American Business Network (ONABEN), and served on the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) board of directors for 14 years.
She graduated cum laude with a marketing degree from Regis University and is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society. She holds a master of public administration and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Villanova University, sits on the Villanova Office of Intercultural (DEI) Affairs committee, and started the university’s first Native American and Indigenous alumni group.
Osborne (Hum me hum me sh/ Turtle Dove) is Colville Band from the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington State. Her Great Uncle Alex Arcasa played football with Jim Thorpe at Carlisle Indian School; her grandmother Marguerite Arcasa Lentz attended Chemawa Indian School.