Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

The North Face hacked: A cyberattack on The North Face has exposed customers’ names, addresses, birth dates, and phone numbers to hackers. [IT World Canada]

Sun Valley snags major award: SKI magazine has named Sun Valley Resort in Idaho the best ski resort in North America.

Emerald’s new CEO: The parent company of Outdoor Retailer has named a new president and chief executive, Hervé Sedky. [Trade Show News Network]

Adidas adds to leadership team: The brand has announced a new global head of marketing, Vicky Free, effective January 4, 2021.

Pro bono PR: Diversity-focused nonprofits are eligible for free PR and digital marketing services from Darby Communications and Status Forward.

Park Service faces lawsuit: The family of a woman who died in an accident in Arches National Park this summer is suing the National Park Service for more than $270 million.

OutsidePR's new president: OutsidePR, which last month celebrated its 25th anniversary, has named Jess Smith the new president of the agency.

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In memoriam: The industry lost a colleague and a friend this month, Jim Ramey.

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