Sally Jewel

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Sally Jewell "is president and CEO of REI, a national retail cooperative with 3 million active members. REI provides quality outdoor gear and clothing through 90 retail locations and its award-winning website, REI is known today as a leader in the outdoor retail industry, an active voice for environmental stewardship in local communities, and one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Before joining REI, Sally spent 19 years in the banking industry, where she held executive leadership roles. Earlier in her career, she worked as an engineer for Mobil Oil Corporation.

"An active leader in the community, Sally is a member of the UW Board of Regents. She is also on the board of the National Parks Conservation Association, and is one of the founding board members of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, a nonprofit coalition dedicated to preserving and enhancing the 100 miles of open space land along I-90. In addition, Sally is active with the non-profit Initiative for Global Development, a group ofbusiness leaders working to end global poverty. She has been active in many non-profit and civic leadership roles in her 30-year business career.

"Sally is a graduate of the University of Washington. She was raised in and around Seattle, and has been married to Warren Jewell for 28 years. They have two children in college." [1]

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  1. Directors, UW Medicine, accessed December 9, 2007.
  2. Leadership, Initiative for Global Development, accessed December 11, 2007.