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Jerry Stritzke

Jerry Stritzke served as REI president and CEO from 2013 to 2019. When he’s not at home in Seattle, he’s tackling a Colorado 14er, fly-fishing and whitewater kayaking the Arkansas Rivers, skiing the Rockies, or getting grubby on Pacific Northwest mountain bike singletracks.

Stories by Jerry Stritzke...
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Making The Case For Life Outside

#OptOutside has always been about choice. The choice to put people ahead of profits, the choice to close our doors on the biggest day in retail and the choice t...
The Sound of Moving Water

The Sound of Moving Water

Editor's Note: The following story was submitted by REI CEO and President Jerry Stritzke in support of the 5,000 Miles of Wild initiative. Read more about how y...
Co-op Support in Houston

Co-op Support in Houston

Editor's Note: Today, REI Co-op CEO and President Jerry Stritzke wrote to employees about the co-op's response to Hurricane Harvey. The devastation in Housto...