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Amazon Joins SFIA’s Board of Directors

Date: 6/22/17

Silver Spring, MD, June 22, 2017 – The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) announces today that Amazon has joined the SFIA Board of Directors, to be represented by Fouzan Mansuri, Director and Category Leader for Sports & Fitness at Amazon.

“As our industry navigates unprecedented disruption of business models, the SFIA Board of Directors is excited to welcome Amazon. We look forward to Amazon’s insight into how SFIA can be attuned to the changing needs and expectations of customers, SFIA member companies, and industry partners,” said Chris Clawson, SFIA Chairman of the Board.

“Sports & Fitness is a vibrant category for Amazon, as well as an integral part of connecting with customers,” said Fouzan Mansuri, Director and Category Leader for Sports & Fitness at Amazon. “We’re thrilled to join the SFIA Board of Directors, and are excited about the opportunities Amazon and SFIA will have in working together.” 

“As one of the leading consumer-facing companies in the United States, Amazon brings an invaluable perspective about how our industry can grow a strong sports, fitness, and active lifestyle culture,” said Tom Cove, SFIA President and CEO. “We’re particularly happy to welcome Fouzan Mansuri, who comes with experience working in several high-level positions within Amazon.”

The SFIA Board approved this interim appointment at its recent board meeting in Washington to address a Board vacancy, and Amazon will be included in the formal slate for election to a full three-year term during the annual SFIA election in fall 2017. 

Amazon and Fouzan Mansuri will be joining existing SFIA board members Chris Clawson (Former President; Life Fitness), Dan Arment (CEO; Riddell), Rawleigh Grove (VP & General Counsel; PING Golf), Jason LaRose (President, North America; Under Armour), Gene McCarthy (CEO; Asics America), Scott McDonald (CEO; Body Solid, Inc.), Marco Zambianchi (VP, North America; Technogym), Robert Puccini (Board Member; Mizuno, USA), Jennifer Bendall (Sr. Director of Government Affairs; Nike), Michael Savage (CEO; Empower Fitness), Brian Anderson (President, North America; 2XU), Jim Baugh (President; Jim Baugh Consulting), Brian Jennings (Chief Marketing Officer; NHL), Sal LaRocca (President, Global Operations & Merchandising; NBA), Nathan Pyles (Johnson Health Tech North America), Jonathan Ram (Executive Vice President, North America; New Balance), Kurt Tandan (Associate General Counsel & Senior Director Corporate Affairs; adidas America, Inc.), Melissa Dawson (President; Molten USA), Jeff Padovan (CEO; Bite Tech, Inc.), Jim Weber (CEO; Brooks Running Company), and Mike Zlaket (President & CEO; Rawlings Sporting Goods). 

To learn more about SFIA and its Board of Directors and executive committee, please visit https://www.sfia.org/about/board.

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 www.sfia.org.
 

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