Chairman of the Board
Columbia Sportswear Company
President and Chief Executive Officer
Columbia Sportswear Company
Bryan L. Timm
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Peter J. Bragdon
Senior Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs & General Counsel/Secretary
Thomas B. Cusick
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Retail
Michael "Woody" Blackford
Vice President Global Innovation
Daniel A. Dougherty
Vice President of Global Distribution
C. Mitchell Fields
Vice President of Global Apparel Sales
Christopher "Topher" A. Gaylord
President of Mountain Hardwear
James T. Gorman
Vice President of Footwear Manufacturing
Daniel G. Hanson
Vice President of Global Marketing
Lisa A. Kulok
Vice President of Marketplace Planning and Customer Operations
Adrienne L. Moser
Vice President of Apparel and Design
Vice President of Global Footwear Merchandising
Vice President Global IT
Susan G. Popp
Vice President Human Resources
Vice President of Latin America/Asia Pacific,
Direct and Distributor Sales
Patrick J. Werner
Vice President of Global Apparel Manufacturing
Board of Directors
Mr. Albers has served on the Board of Directors since July 1993. Mr. Albers chairs the Compensation Committee. Mr. Albers is President and Chief Executive Officer of United States Bakery, a bakery with operations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and California. Mr. Albers, who has been in his current position since June 1985, joined United States Bakery as general manager of Franz Bakery in 1975. Mr. Albers’ executive experience provides the company with insights into operations, acquisitions and valuable business relationships in the region where the company operates its headquarters.
Mr. Babson has served on the Board of Directors since July 2002. Mr. Babson chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Babson has been a managing director in Endeavour Capital, a Northwest private equity firm, since April 2002. Before that, Mr. Babson was an attorney at Stoel Rives LLP. Mr. Babson joined Stoel Rives in 1978, was a partner from 1984 to February 2002, and served as its chairman from July 1999 to February 2002. Mr. Babson serves on a number of boards of privately-held companies, including ESCO Corporation, Columbus Foods, LLC, Little Red Services, Inc., National Frozen Foods Corporation, New Seasons Market, LLC, Northland Transportation Company, Tidewater Holdings, Inc. and Bristol Farms, Inc. Mr. Babson brings a combination of financial and legal expertise to the Board. His experience in a private equity firm provides the company with valuable insights related to capital markets, strategic planning and financial integrity.
Ms. Bany has served on the Board of Directors since 1988. Since 2001, Ms. Bany has been a co-owner of Moonstruck Chocolate Company, where she currently serves as Executive Vice President of Brand Development. From 1979 to August 1998, Ms. Bany held various positions at Columbia Sportswear Company, including Director of Retail Stores. Ms. Bany is Gertrude Boyle’s daughter and Timothy P. Boyle’s sister. Ms. Bany’s years of service at the company and her brand development experience has resulted in a deep understanding of Columbia’s business, particularly with respect to brand enhancement and marketing.
Andy D. Bryant has served on the Board of Directors since 2005. Mr. Bryant is Executive Vice President of Technology, Manufacturing and Enterprise Services and Chief Administrative Officer of Intel Corporation. Mr. Bryant joined Intel in 1981 as Controller for the Commercial Memory Systems Operation, became the Chief Financial Officer in February 1994, and was promoted to Senior Vice President in January 1999. Mr. Bryant expanded his role to Chief Financial and Enterprise Services Officer in December 1999, and was promoted to Chief Administrative Officer in October 2007. Prior to joining Intel, Mr. Bryant held positions in finance at Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation. Mr. Bryant served on the Board of Directors of Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) from 1999 to 2005 and is a member of the board of directors of Kryptiq Corporation and McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK). Mr. Bryant’s years of experience at a large, global public company provide operational, strategic planning and financial expertise to the Board.
Mr. George has served on the Board of Directors since 1989. For 30 years, until his retirement, Mr. George worked in the banking industry. From 1980 to 1990, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Torrey Pines Bank and from 1991 to 1998 he served as a financial consultant. Mr. George also served as a director of First National Bank of San Diego until its sale in September 2002. Mr. George’s banking experience provides the Board and the Audit Committee, for which he serves as chair, with valuable financial expertise. The Board has designated Mr. George as an “audit committee financial expert.”
Mr. Klenz has served on the Board of Directors since 2000. He served as Managing Director of Beringer Blass Wine Estates from 2001 until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Klenz became President and Chief Executive Officer of Beringer Wine Estates in 1990, and Chairman of its board of directors in August 1997, and he served in those positions until the 2000 acquisition of Beringer Wine Estates by Foster’s Group Limited. Mr. Klenz joined Beringer Wine Estates in 1976 as director of marketing for the Beringer brand, where he also served as Chief Financial Officer from 1981 to 1990. He served as a director of America West Airlines from 1998 until 2005. Mr. Klenz also serves as a director of Vincraft Group and J. Lohr Winery, both privately-held wine companies. Mr. Klenz brings a combination of global branding, distribution, financial and operational expertise to the Board.
Ronald E. Nelson joined NIKE, Inc. in 1976 and went on to serve as vice president from 1982 to 1997, overseeing a wide variety of operations, including the company’s early advertising, promotions and retail operations, global footwear sourcing and financing, and global apparel division, and served as president of NIKE’s Japanese subsidiary from 1995-1997, retiring from the company in 1997. Mr. Nelson served as an advisory board member to Columbia Sportswear in the 1970s and today serves as an informal advisor to several small companies.
John W. Stanton has served on the Board of Directors since 1997. Mr. Stanton is currently engaged in private investment activities, including Trilogy Equity Partners, which invests in wireless-related companies, and Trilogy International Partners, which operates wireless systems internationally. Mr. Stanton served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Western Wireless Corporation and its predecessor companies from 1992 until shortly after its acquisition by ALLTEL Corporation in 2005. From 1994 to 2002, Mr. Stanton also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VoiceStream Wireless Corporation. Mr. Stanton is chairman of the board of directors of Clearwire Corporation (Nasdaq: CLWR) and previously served on the board of directors of ALLTEL Corporation and Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited. Mr. Stanton’s executive and entrepreneurial experiences provide the company with insights into global operations, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and financial matters.