Columbia Sportswear adds former Gap CFO to board

Columbia Sportswear Company has named Sabrina Simmons as the company’s newest board director and member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees.

The Columbia Sportswear board said they intend to nominate Simmons for election by the company’s shareholders to a full term as a board member at the company’s 2019 annual meeting of shareholders.

Simmons currently serves as a member of the board and audit and finance committee chair for Williams-Sonoma Inc., in addition to serving as a member of the board and audit committee chair for E.l.f. Cosmetics Inc.

Previously, Simmons served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gap Inc, where she managed global financial functions like corporate financial planning and analysis, treasury, risk management, tax, investor relations, controllership, the corporate shared service centers and internal audit.

“We are thrilled to have Sabrina join our board of directors,” said Tim Boyle, Columbia’s president and CEO. “She brings a wealth of global retail experience, leadership and financial expertise that will add great value as we continue to invest in our strategic priorities, including to expand and improve global direct-to-consumer operations, and focus on our brand-led, consumer-first approach.”

Columbia Sportswear Company was founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, and is currently distributed in approximately 90 countries. In addition to the Columbia brand, the company also manages Mountain Hardwear, Soreland PrAna.

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