Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition (OIWC) announced that Sally Grimes has decided to step down as executive director after dedicating 10 years of service and leadership to the organization.
OIWC's Board of Directors has enlisted an executive search firm, The Forest Group, to help find a successor. Grimes will stay with the organization until that successor steps into the role.
Over the past 10 years with Grimes, individual membership for the coalition increased 300 percent; there are now over 1,500 members that partake in OIWC's events and programs. Corporate memberships have also increased from 12 to 90 members. A decade ago, the volunteer pool consisted of 15 women, all of whom were on the Board of Directors. Today there are 130 volunteers that help manage events at tradeshows and regional events.