American Alpine Club Appoints Operations Director With Financial Background

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ACC-LogoNonprofit climbing advocacy group the American Alpine Club (AAC) appointed Jonathan “Nat” Matthews as its Operations Director. IN his new role at ACC Matthews will draw on his previous experience, which included leading strategic and financial operations in both the financial services and renewable energy industries. He also advised American Express and Boeing Corp. as a management consultant, according to ACC. 

OIA President and CEO Resigns

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frank hugelmeyerThe Outdoor Industry Association board of directors announced today that Frank Hugelmeyer has resigned as President and CEO, effective Oct. 3. Hugelmeyer worked as the President and CEO of the OIA for 14 years.

Woolrich Opens First US Flagship Store

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Woolrich StoreWoolrich, the 184-year-old outdoor clothing brand, opened it's first US flagship store at 125 Wooster Street in New York's SoHo neighborhood. Woolrich signed a 10-year, 2,320-square-foot lease, in May. The space includes a 1,320-square-foot ground floor and 1,000-square-foot basement.

American University Suspends Agreement With VF Corp.’s Jansport

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AU End Deathtraps Coalition protest. Courtesy of the coalition's Facebook page.American University has suspended its agreement with VF Corp.’s Jansport over its labor practices in Bangladesh. The university’s administration changed its policies in April 2014 when President Neil Kerwin issued a memo stating that within a month the school would end its partnerships with companies that did not sign the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.