Columbia Sportswear elects Kevin Mansell to its board of directors

Columbia Sportswear Company has elected Kevin Mansell to serve as a director on its board and as member of the nominating and corporate governance and audit committees, effective March 25, 2019. The company said, Mansell has been nominated for election by the company’s shareholders to a full term as a board member at the company’s 2019 annual meeting of shareholders.

“Kevin brings a unique and powerful mix of retail experience to our board of directors and has a history of leading and growing one of the United States’ largest department store chains,” said Columbia Sportswear’s President and CEO Tim Boyle in a statement, adding, “I’d also like to thank Ed George, one of our longest tenured directors, who had decided to retire as of our 2019 annual meeting shareholders. Ed has been a trusted advisor to both me personally and the Company for nearly 50 years.”

Mansell spent over 35 years at Kohl’s Corporation, most recently serving as its chairman, chief executive officer and president prior to retiring in May 2018. Mansell began his retail career in 1975 with the Venture Store Division of May Department Stores, where he held a number of positions in buying and merchandising. He joined Kohl’s Corporation in 1982 as divisional merchandise manager. He served as executive vice president and general merchandise manager from 1987 to 1998 and as senior executive vice president of merchandising and marketing from 1998 to 1999. Mansell served as Kohl’s president from 1999, CEO from 2008 and chairman of the board of directors from 2009 until his retirement in May 2018.

Picture:Kevin Mansell via Business Wire

 

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