2019 REI Board of Directors

2019 to 2020 R E I board of directors Front Row (left to right): Chris Carr, Elizabeth Huebner, Beth Newlands Campbell, Mary Beth Laughton; Middle Row: Ted Philip, Eric Artz, Sharon Philpott, Kari Glover; Back Row: Stephen Lockhart, Steve Hooper, Tony Truesdale, Matt Compton, Bert Quintana

REI is the nation's largest consumer co-operative. A professional management team and staff operate REI, and a board of directors selected from REI's membership oversees the company. The co-op's board can have a maximum of 13 members. 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. Each year, one of the outside directors is elected to serve as the board's chair.

As required by our co-op bylaws, the board’s Nominating and Governance Committee is responsible for the process of identifying, recruiting and recommending diverse, highly-qualified candidates to be placed on the yearly ballot.

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2019 Board officers and committee chairs

REI board members and the year their current terms expire

  • Chris Carr, Bellevue, Wash.: Executive, global beverage company (2021)
  • Matt Compton, Portland, Ore.: Startup executive and venture capitalist (2021)
  • Karen E. (Kari) Glover, Seattle, Wash.: Attorney, retired managing partner (2020)
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Huebner, Seattle, Wash.: Retired Financial Executive (2031)
  • Steven Hooper, Bellevue, Wash.: Founder and partner, venture capital firm (2019)
  • Mary Beth Laughton, Mill Valley, Calif.: Executive vice president, international retailer (2020)
  • Steve Lockhart, Oakland, Calif.: Chief medical officer, regional health system (2022)
  • Beth Newlands Campbell, Oakville, Ont.: President, supermarket retailer (2024)
  • Edward (Ted) Philip, Jupiter, Fla.: COO, Partners in Health, a global healthcare and poverty relief non-profit (2020)
  • Sharon Philpott, White Salmon, Wash.: Certified public accountant (2020)
  • Bert Quintana, Key Largo, Fla.: Retired President, global customer care provider (2019)
  • Anthony Truesdale, Mountain Lakes, N.J.: Retired CEO, national nutritional products retailer (2019)