Boulder, CO -(AmmoLand.com)- Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is pleased to announce that, by unanimous search committee vote and full support from the board of directors, Amy Roberts has been named its new executive director.
Amy is currently director of sustainability and a member of the executive leadership team at Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) where she guides the Canadian outdoor retailer’s commitment to business and product sustainability and innovation. Amy also serves on the boards of The Conservation Alliance, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
Prior to joining MEC, Amy worked as the vice president of government affairs for OIA where she managed the outdoor industry’s lobbying efforts focused on trade and recreation. During her time at OIA, Amy also facilitated the development of the outdoor industry’s Eco Index to measure the environmental footprint of products, and she was heavily involved in the subsequent formation of the HIGG Index tool for broader apparel and footwear industry adoption by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
“Amy’s specialty retail and manufacturing background at MEC; deep knowledge of outdoor industry government affairs and corporate responsibility issues; and her overall authentic, collaborative approach to …read more