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Kevin Plank to step down as CEO of Under Armour

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank in 2016. Photo via Maryland GovPics/Flickr.

Kevin Plank is stepping down as CEO of Under Armour, the athletic apparel he founded more than two decades ago and built into a giant with more than $5 billion in revenue, at the end of 2019.

President and COO Patrik Frisk will take over CEO duties on Jan. 1, and Plank will stay on as chairman of the board and “brand chief,” the firm announced this morning.

WSJ: Plank has ‘problematic’ relationship with MSNBC anchor

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank in 2016. Photo via Maryland GovPics/Flickr.

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is reportedly involved with MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, and executives at the Baltimore-based apparel company have expressed concerns the journalist has taken on an advisory role that executives find “unusual and problematic,” according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal.

Report: Under Armour no longer covering employees’ strip club outings

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank in 2016. Photo via Maryland GovPics/Flickr.

Under Armour hasn’t escaped the #MeToo movement unscathed.

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, employees at the South Baltimore athletic apparel giant were informed earlier this year that corporate wouldn’t continue paying for their trips to local strip clubs with company credit cards. And the same brief exposé, published today, alleges a deeper culture of sexism and misconduct in the company’s upper ranks.

Under Armour, ESPN paying nonprofits to convert Baltimore’s vacant lots into rec space

A formerly vacant lot at Greenmount and Whitridge avenues. Photo by Eli Pousson, via Flickr.

Cable TV’s largest sports network and South Baltimore athletic apparel maker Under Armour are offering hundreds of thousands in funding to nonprofits in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Los Angeles to convert vacant lots into play space.

Under Armour is Now Team Canada’s Official Footwear Sponsor

The UA Govie Boot with Team Canada logo. Photo via Under Armour.

Canada’s Olympic teams will be rocking footwear designed in South Baltimore for the next eight years.

Smart garments in Baltimore: It ain’t just Under Armour

Photo by Stephen Babcock

When Philip Spector arrived in Baltimore in the 1960s, the city’s textile industry was booming. Brands like London Fog, Joseph A. Bank and Haas Tailoring all had sizable operations in the downtown area between Baltimore, Lombard, Howard and Paca Streets.

He recalls a veritable army of seamstresses and tailors: thousands in that area alone.

A$AP Rocky Hung Out with Teens at UA House in East Baltimore Last Week

Photo via Under Armour

Global hip-hop star and newly minted Under Armour endorser A$AP Rocky took some time out of his tour schedule last week to hang out with some Baltimore teenagers.