Board Elections


Board Election Information:
Each year Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) seeks nominations for highly engaged board members to support the outdoor industry and help it continue to thrive and grow. OIA represents a broad membership base with over 1300 organizations that work with passion and dedication to help individuals get outside and explore the outdoors. As a member-based organization, we depend on members to help drive and shape the work of the association.

2020 Call for Board Director Nominations 

The OIA Board of Directors is now seeking enthusiastic nominations of a diverse group of unique and engaged leaders to join the board and guide the association in its support of the outdoor industry and community. We believe that diversity is a strength and will bolster our long-term success, and we encourage the nomination of leaders with a diversity of experience, perspectives and identities, including but not limited to women, ethnically and racially diverse individuals and those representing the LGBTQ community. For the 2020 election cycle, we are looking to add up to four directors who are committed to the long-term success of our industry and have the time to dedicate to the work of the board.

We are particularly interested in adding directors with one or more of the following skills or backgrounds:

  • Financial acumen
  • E-commerce or new business models that intersect or overlap with the outdoor industry
  • Active Lifestyle industry experience
  • Passion for or experience with policy work
  • Outdoor industry sales rep
  • Outdoor industry retailer
  • Supplier or service provider

If you are interested in serving and feel you qualify, please complete your submission today. The board’s Nominating & Governance Committee will be accepting recommendations through Monday, Feb. 3. If you have questions about the election process, feel free to set up a call with me by contacting Karen McNamee at OIA.

Thank you for your continued engagement in and support of the outdoor industry and the many dedicated people and organizations that make up our community. 

Sincerely yours,

Nora Stowell
W.L. Gore & Associates
Chair, OIA Board of Directors