REI Appoints Jesse King to Board of Directors

Outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) today announced the appointment of Jesse King to a one-year term to the company’s board of directors. King, 52, resides in Evergreen, Colo.
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Outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) today announced the appointment of Jesse King to a one-year term to the company's board of directors. King, 52, resides in Evergreen, Colo.

A consultant in the arenas of leadership, organizational development and philanthropy, King has assisted numerous corporate, government, and non-profit leaders with projects ranging from strategic planning, to operational reorganization, including capacity assessments, and organizational cultural projects. He is presently a founding partner and managing director of Fulcrum Advisors, a privately held consulting firm supporting philanthropic activity and leadership development. He also works as an adjunct trainer with the federal government's Office of Personnel Management and as adjunct staff for the Center for Creative Leadership. King is active in the Colorado community and serves as the chair of the Chinook Fund and a board member for the Denver Community Foundation. He recently completed service on the board of the Colorado Association of Funders.

King's prior positions and assignments have included an executive position with the Daniels Fund, a management position with the Rockefeller Foundation and leadership positions with the Children's Defense Fund, Black Community Crusade for Children, and Colorado Outward Bound School.

REI is an outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating, and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. REI operates 90 stores in 26 states, two online stores – REI.com and REI-OUTLET.com – and an adventure travel company, REI Adventures. For 10 consecutive years, REI has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of “100 Best Companies to Work for in America.”

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