Dan Arment Re-Elected SFIA Chairman; Jake Griffith (Walmart) and April Lane (Amazon) Newly Elected to Board of Directors
SILVER SPRING, MD (Dec. 15, 2020) — Dan Arment, President & CEO of Riddell & BRG Sports, has been re-elected as the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Chairman of the Board for a second one-year term. In addition, two new directors were elected, and four 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. 12, 2020.
New additions to the board include Jake Griffith (General Manager for Sports, Fitness & Outdoors; Walmart) and April Lane (Director/General Manager of Sports & Outdoor; Amazon).
“As SFIA Chairman, in a year unlike any other, Dan Arment has been a tremendous leader for our organization and the industry. We are fortunate and excited he has stepped up for another year,” said Tom Cove, SFIA President & CEO. “The Board will further benefit from the valuable participation of Amazon’s April Lane and Walmart Ecommerce’s Jake Griffith. Along with the rest of our returning Board members, SFIA is well situated to support the industry’s recovery and resurgence in the post pandemic era.”
In addition, the following board members were re-elected to three-year terms: Mike Dowse (CEO and Executive Director, United States Tennis Association), Jared Drinkwater (Chief Marketing Officer, BSN Sports), Kurt Tandan (Associate General Counsel & Senior Director of Corporate Affairs, adidas) and Mike Zlaket (President and CEO, Rawlings Sporting Goods).
Newly elected and re-elected directors will join the existing SFIA board members, which include:, Jennifer Bendall (Senior Director of Government Affairs, Nike), Chris Clawson (CEO, Life Fitness), Melissa Dawson (President, Molten USA), Kim Davis (Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth Initiative & Legislative Affairs; NHL), Rawleigh Grove (Vice President & General Counsel, PING Golf), Ray Hilvert (Vice President, Global Sports Marketing & Team Sports; New Balance), Scott McDonald (CEO, Body-Solid Inc.), Neil Morton (CEO, ATA International), Roman Oben (Vice President of Football Operations, National Football League), Jonathan Ram (Group President, Global Activewear; Hanesbrands), Michael Schroeder (Vice President, Global Lifestyle Brands; Gildan), Dan Sheridan (Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Brooks Running) and Marco Zambianchi (President, North America; Technogym USA).
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.