Rocky Brands appoints Tracie Winbigler to BoD

September 12, 2019 - United States Of America

Apparel company, Rocky Brands, has appointed Tracie Winbigler to its Board of Directors as a class I director to serve until the 2020 annual meeting of shareholders and until her successor is duly elected. Winbigler has also been appointed to serve on the audit committee of the BoD. The election and appointment are both effective from October 1, 2019.

Winbigler was named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Amtrak in June 2019. She most recently served as chief financial officer of REI, a cooperative retailer of outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, from December 2015 until May 2019. From May 2014 to November 2015, she was chief operations officer of National Geographic Society, where she also previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer from August 2012 to April 2014. From 1987 through July 2012, Winbigler was employed in various positions of increasing responsibility by General Electric and its subsidiaries, including as executive vice president and chief financial officer of GE asset management and as chief financial officer of GE transportation, NBC universal, GE nuclear energy, and NBC network. Winbigler is a 1987 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, where she is a member of its Board of Trustees, according to a press release by the company.

“We are very pleased to welcome Tracie to the Rocky Brands Board of Directors. Rocky Brands will benefit greatly from her extensive business experience and judgment developed over the past 30 years with General Electric, National Geographic Society, Recreational Equipment, and her new position as executive vice president and chief financial officer of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. Tracie’s perspective and industry experience will be a great addition to our Board of Directors,” Mike Brooks, chairman of the Board said. (GK)