Kudos to the first class of SNEWS 2009 Power Players!

Insight and inspiration provide an edge that everybody can use in these economic times. Both can be found by listening to people who have become business leaders. And that is the driving force behind the launch of the SNEWS Power Players -- an honor that will acknowledge outdoor industry leaders for varied accomplishments in different industry sectors. Announced in the 2009 SNEWS Winter Outdoor magazine, just out and also available at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, the Power Players Top 10 includes a group of people culled from nominations by our readers and from our editors.
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Insight and inspiration provide an edge that everybody can use in these economic times. Both can be found by listening to people who have become business leaders. And that is the driving force behind the launch of the SNEWS Power Players -- an honor that will acknowledge outdoor industry leaders for varied accomplishments in different industry sectors.

Announced in the 2009 SNEWS Winter Outdoor magazine, just out and also available at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, the Power Players Top 10 includes a group of people culled from nominations by our readers and from our editors.

Each person is an innovator in business practices and one whom others look to for advice and inspiration.

This year’s Top 10 SNEWS Power Players are, in no particular order:

Bill Gamber

Joe Hyer

Jennifer Mull

Brad Werntz

Kristin Carpenter-Ogden

John Sterling

Josh Guyot

Mike Wallenfels

Beaver Theodosakis

Rich Hill

Click here to see our in-depth interviews as well as photos for our Top 10.

In addition, take a look at our next group of finalists – 15 others you’ll be talking about soon. These are also industry movers ‘n’ shakers who have influence – and we bet will have more in the months and years to come.

This year’s Top 25 SNEWS Power Players are, in no particular order:

Mike Fowler

Kenji Haroutunian

Duncan Robins

Tae Kim

Michael Chung-Wen Shih

Peter Metcalf

Jay Steere

Peter Waeber

Tomo Sekiguchi

Michel Gelobter

Christine Fanning

Darren Bush

Jill Dumain

Sally Grimes

Marty Weening

Hm, don’t know them all? We aren’t surprised. Click here to see more about each one and their companies, tap into a few insights and see a photo too.

Got comments or opinions on whom we chose … or didn’t choose? Click on the SNEWS Chat below to chime in and have your thoughts heard.

Keep in mind that the SNEWS Power Players list will become an annual honor -- one we hope is highly anticipated and will keep the industry talking. Make sure you stay abreast of SNEWS so when we ask for nominations in fall 2009 for the SNEWS 2010 Power Players list, your choice gets noticed!

Congratulations to all! 

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