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Janelle Nelson, VP, Portfolio Analyst at RBC Wealth Management Speaking on OIA Made in America Working Group Call

October 17, 2014

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Lindsay Sutula
Outdoor Industry Association
(303) 327-3506

Kate Fielder Jenkins
Starview Strategies
(435) 640-6110

Boulder, Colo.

Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) Made in America Working Group is pleased to announce that Janelle Nelson, Vice President, Portfolio Analyst at RBC Wealth Management will be joining its monthly conference call on Tuesday, October 21 to provide perspective on the current state of the U.S. manufacturing renaissance.

An industry professional since 1984, Nelson has been a Portfolio Analyst with RBC Wealth Management’s Portfolio Advisory Group since 1993. Janelle is part of a team that actively manages two equity income strategies for the firm, the Guided Portfolio: Prime Income and Guided Portfolio: Dividend Growth. Within the team, she takes a strategic focus on non-traditional cash-flow securities and energy-related companies. 

On Tuesday’s call Nelson will focus on:
•Durability of domestic and global economic growth
•The role of the trend towards US energy self-sufficiency
•Rethinking the risk/rewards of outsourcing, especially the examination of costs in addition to labor are shifting the conversation
•Finally, the attitude of investors to the “Made in America” trend.

OIA Made in America Working Group’s monthly calls are open to members and non-members alike. OIA invites all to call into Nelson’s presentation, which will occur via GoToMeeting at 3:00 Eastern/1:00 Mountain/12:00 Pacific on Tuesday, October 21. All are welcome to join for the presentation and Q&A session that will follow. To receive the call-in information, please contact Lindsay Bourgoine.

OIA Made in America Working Group

Launched in 2013, the OIA Made in America Working Group was established to provide a forum for outdoor companies who manufacture in the United States to connect, share resources and communicate their needs and challenges to OIA. In the past year, the group has discussed such topics as the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines for “Made in America” labeling, the Berry Amendment and government procurement, databases and resources on U.S. sourcing, and workforce development. To date, the group consists of 170 participating companies. Those interested in more information or joining the Made in America Working Group should email Lindsay Bourgoine, Advocacy Manager at OIA.

Outdoor Industry Association

Based in Boulder, CO, with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry and the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer. OIA supports the growth and success of more than 4,000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers of outdoor recreation apparel, footwear, equipment and services. For more information, visit or call 303.444.3353.