Industry News 10/23/2014

EVENT: OIWC Announces Jerry Stritzke of REI as Featured Speaker at Outdoor Retailer

The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) is happy to announce Jerry Stritzke, President and CEO of REI, as the featured speaker at OIWC’s Keynote and Leadership Awards Presentation at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.  Please extend your stay and join us on January 23 at 7a.m. at the Marriott Downtown, Salk Lake City, Utah.


OIWC’s Keynote Presentation provides a platform for industry leaders to share best practices around business strategy, sustainability, innovation, and leadership diversity in the workplace. OIWC recognizes REI for its work to help people access and enjoy the outdoors, and for being one of a few leading employers on Fortune’s 100 Best list since its inception.  During his keynote, Stritzke will talk about the factors that help small and large businesses succeed as the sector changes. 

“We are honored to provide a forum for Jerry to share his expertise with the industry leaders and influencers who attend ORWM,” said Deanne Buck, Executive Director of OIWC.  “His background in specialty retail, combined with a year at the helm of REI, will offer a unique insight on succeeding in an ever-changing industry.”

In addition to Stritzke’s presentation, the event will also include the presentation of the 2015 Outdoor Industries’ Pioneering Woman and First Ascent Awards. Previous winners of these awards, include Sally McCoy, President & CEO of Camelbak; Donna Carpenter, President of Burton; and Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

Thank you to the Keynote and Leadership Awards Title Sponsors: Leisure Trends, an NPD Group Company and GORE-TEX.