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Columbia Sportswear appoints Malia Wasson to its BoD
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Mar '15
Malia Wasson
Malia Wasson
Columbia Sportswear has appointed Malia Wasson as the new member to its Board of Directors, effective March 19, 2015.

The board also nominated Wasson for election by the shareholders to a full term as a board member at the company’s next annual meeting of shareholders, scheduled to be held Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

Wasson served as the president of Oregon and Southwest Washington for the US Bank from 2005 to 2015, capping a banking industry career that spanned 33 years.

As the president of US Bank, Wasson served as the senior executive in the region and led the US Bank Board in Portland. She also led the Oregon Commercial Banking group for U.S. Bank, which provides a wide variety of financial services to middle market companies. Prior to joining US Bank in 1989, Malia held various commercial lending positions with the former Oregon Bank and Security Pacific Bank of Oregon, according to a statement released by the company.

Wasson is a member of the board of directors of Northwest Natural Gas Company and serves as a board member of several civic organizations including Oregon Business Council, OHSU Foundation and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, and American Leadership Forum, among others. A lifelong Oregonian, Wasson holds Bachelor of Science and Commerce degree in finance from Santa Clara University.

Tim Boyle, CEO of Columbia Sportswear Company said, “Malia Wasson brings strong leadership and advisory skills to our board. I’m confident that she will be a thoughtful and staunch advocate for our shareholders, a trusted colleague of the board, and a valuable advisor to management and the business.”

Columbia Sportswear Company markets lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment through a portfolio of brands for active lives. (GK)

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