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Aug 8, 2012

OIA Announces New Board of Directors

At the conclusion of the Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) Board of Directors meeting on Aug. 1, a new slate of industry leadership was confirmed.

Joining the board for the first time as voting members are John Lacy – EVP of global product and North American sales, Burton Corporation, and Jill Layfield – president and CEO, Backcountry.com. Darrell Denny, SVP of Nielsen Expositions, joined as an appointed member.

The board officers include:

  • Will Manzer, CEO, Eastern Mountain Sports, Chair
  • Brian Unmacht, EVP, REI, 1st Vice Chair
  • Sue Rechner, President and CEO of Confluence Watersports, 2nd Vice Chair
  • Zohar Ziv, COO, Deckers, Treasurer
  • Jennifer Mull, CEO, Backwoods Equipment, Secretary

OIA is grateful for the service of the following departing board members:

  • Estelle DeMuesy, President, Title Nine Sports
  • David Loechner, Senior Vice President, Nielsen Business Media
  • Steve Shuster, W. L. Gore, Gore Enterprise Communications
  • Bill Sweasy, Chairman & CEO, Red Wing Shoe Company
  • Dan Templin, CFO, VF Outdoor Inc. (Past Chair)

See the full board of directors.