Columbia An­nounces New Man­age­ment Ap­point­ments

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Columbia Sports­wear has an­nounced the fol­low­ing man­age­ment ap­point­ments.

Melissa Du­gan, an in­dus­try vet­eran with 27 years of ex­pe­ri­ence, has been ap­pointed vice pres­i­dent, chief ac­count­ing of­fi­cer, re­port­ing to Jim Swan­son, senior vice pres­i­dent, CFO.

“We are de­lighted to an­nounce the ad­di­tion of a proven in­dus­try leader with Melissa as­sum­ing the role as our Chief Ac­count­ing Of­fi­cer,” Swan­son said. “Melissa joins our world­wide fi­nance team bring­ing tremen­dous ex­pe­ri­ence, in­clud­ing sev­eral years in senior level ac­count­ing lead­er­ship po­si­tions at Nike Inc., as well as prior ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing over­seas as an ac­coun­tant for Price­wa­ter­house Coop­ers LLP.”

Ad­di­tion­ally, Jen­nifer Warner has joined Columbia Sports­wear Co. as vice pres­i­dent of Le­gal, re­port­ing to Peter Brag­don, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent, chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer and gen­eral coun­sel.

“We are ex­cited to have Jen­nifer join Columbia as a leader in our Le­gal Depart­ment,” Brag­don said. “Jen­nifer brings a wealth of pub­lic com­pany and le­gal op­er­a­tions ex­pe­ri­ence, in­clud­ing work as Global Chief Com­pli­ance Of­fi­cer and Gen­eral Coun­sel for the Amer­i­cas at XPO Lo­gis­tics Inc., a For­tune 200 sup­ply chain and lo­gis­tics com­pany.” Warner pre­vi­ously worked as As­so­ciate Coun­sel for North­west Nat­u­ral Gas Com­pany and as an at­tor­ney for Stoel Rives LLP. Most re­cently, she was vice pres­i­dent of Com­pli­ance and chief de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer for the Ashe Le­gal Group and Ashe­works Inc.

As an in­ter­nal ap­point­ment, David So­ri­ano, who has served as the com­pany’s gen­eral man­ager of Asia Footwear in Zhuhai, China since early 2016, has as­sumed the role of vice pres­i­dent of Footwear Man­u­fac­tur­ing, re­port­ing to Tom Cu­sick, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and COO.

“As a 21-year vet­eran of the footwear in­dus­try, David brings a sig­nif­i­cant amount of lead­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence in footwear man­u­fac­tur­ing op­er­a­tions,” Cu­sick said. “To as­sume his new role, David has re­lo­cated to our Portland, Ore­gon, head­quar­ters to lead our Global Footwear Man­u­fac­tur­ing team and main­tain strong part­ner­ships with both the Columbia and SOREL brand func­tional teams.” Prior to join­ing Columbia Sports­wear Com­pany, David held man­age­ment roles over­see­ing footwear man­u­fac­tur­ing op­er­a­tions in Asia for Puma, Lacrosse Footwear Inc. and Nike.

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