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Chris Clawson Re-Elected SFIA Chairman

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SILVER SPRING, MD (Jan. 2, 2019) – Chris Clawson, former President; Life Fitness, has been re-elected as the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Chairman of the Board for a fourth one-year term. Dan Arment, President & CEO; Riddell & BRG Sports, has been elected to serve as the Vice-Chairman for a one-year term. In addition, four new directors were elected, and two members were re-elected, to the SFIA Board of Directors for three-year terms. This announcement was made at the end of the SFIA’s Annual Meeting, which took place on Dec. 20, 2018.

New additions to the Board include: Kim Davis (Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs; National Hockey League), Eric O’Toole (General Manager for Sports & Fitness,, Michael Schroeder (Vice President, Global Lifestyle Brands; Gildan) and Dan Sheridan (Executive Vice President, General Manager Global Sales; Brooks Running).

“Chris Clawson is a very well-respected industry leader with an uncanny understanding of this business, and it’s a huge benefit to have him serve as Chairman,” said Tom Cove, SFIA President & CEO. “Having Dan Arment step up as Vice-Chairman, along with a stellar, diverse group of executives joining the board, puts SFIA in an ideal position to lead the industry in 2019. We could not be happier with the wisdom, experience and enthusiasm of the new SFIA Board of Directors.”

In addition, the following board members were re-elected to three-year terms: Jennifer Bendall (Vice President, Government and Public Affairs; Nike, Inc.) and Jonathan Ram (Group President, Global Activewear; Hanesbrands Inc.).

Newly elected and re-elected directors will join existing SFIA board members: Melissa Dawson (President; Molten USA, Inc.), Mike Dowse (President; Wilson Sporting Goods), Jared Drinkwater (Chief Marketing Officer; BSN Sports), John Graham (President; SPEEDO USA), Rawleigh Grove (Vice President & General Counsel; PING Golf), Fouzan Mansuri (Director & General Manager, Sports & Fitness;, Gene McCarthy (President & CEO; ASICS America Corporation), Scott McDonald (CEO; Body-Solid Inc.), Neil Morton (CEO; ATA International), Michael Savage (CEO; Empower Fitness), Matt Stanton (Vice President, Global Public Policy; Under Armour), Kurt Tandan (Associate General Counsel &

Senior Director of Corporate Affairs; adidas America, Inc.), Marco Zambianchi (President; Technogym USA), Mike Zlaket (President & CEO; Rawlings Sporting Goods).

ABOUT SFIA: The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), the #1 source for sport and fitness research, is the leading global trade association of manufacturers, retailers, and marketers in the sports products and fitness industry. SFIA seeks to promote sports and fitness participation, as well as industry vitality through research, thought leadership, public affairs, industry affairs and member services. For more information, please visit

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