The 2013-2014 REI board of directors. Left to right — John Hamlin, Jesse King, Chloe Harford, Steven Hooper, Gerry Lopez, Anthony Truesdale, Beth Newlands Campbell, Bert Quintana, Michael Smith, Matt Compton, Cheryl Scott, Stephen Lockhart (not pictured: Jerry Stritzke, President and Chief Executive Officer)
REI is the nation's largest consumer cooperative with 5.3 million active members. A professional management team and staff operate REI, and a board of directors selected from REI's membership oversees the company.
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The co-op's board can have a maximum of 13 members. Ten of the directors are elected from REI's membership and serve staggered three-year terms. REI's President and CEO is a member of the board by virtue of the position. The board also has the opportunity to appoint up to two members to one-year terms. Each year, one of the outside directors is elected to serve as the board's chairman.