Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), the trade association and voice for the outdoor recreation industry, is pleased to announce that Jeremy Town has joined the organization as vice president of finance and operations. Most recently serving as director of finance and corporate development with Gaiam, Town will be part of OIA’s executive team in their Boulder office.
“Jeremy brings a wealth of finance and operations experience from both inside and outside the outdoor industry that will drive long-term OIA success while also keeping sight of the immediate goals. And his collaborative spirit will ensure alignment across multiple functions,” said OIA Executive Director Amy Roberts.
As the VP of finance and operations, Town will play a pivotal role in crafting and implementing OIA’s strategic imperatives, including finance policy and direction, as well as operations plans and business processes.
“I am looking forward to bringing my years of experience on the brand side to the important work that OIA does for the industry,” said Town.
Town started his career at IBM working as a financial analyst on the East Coast for over a decade before joining Amer Sports in their Ogden, Utah, offices. After some time spent in Altenmarkt, Austria, Town moved back stateside to Boulder, Colo., and joined Footbalance System Ltd. as heir VP of finance before his move to Gaiam.
Town and his wife Suzanne enjoy being outdoors with their four-year-old pit bull terrier rescue, Lola. When not in the office or on the trails, Town can be found on the slopes.
Outdoor Industry Association Based in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry and the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer. OIA unites and serves over 1200 manufacturer, supplier, sales representative and retailer members through its focus on trade and recreation policy, sustainable business, market & consumer insights and industry trends. For more information, visit outdoorindustry.org or call 303.444.3353.