Columbia Sportswear Company: Appoints Andrew Burns Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Planning


Columbia Sportswear Company (Nasdaq: COLM), a leading innovator in active outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and gear, today announced the promotion of Andrew Burns to Vice President, Strategic Planning and Relations with investors.

Mr. Burns has been with Columbia Sportswear Company for over three years and leads the investor relations program. In his new role, he will assume leadership of strategic planning and initiative management in addition to his investor relations responsibilities.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Andrew take on an expanded role,” said Jim Swanson, executive vice president, chief financial officer. “His leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative team-oriented approach position him for continued success. ”

About Columbia Sportswear Company

Columbia Sportswear Company connects active people with their passions through its portfolio of well-known brands, making it a global leader in outdoor, active and everyday clothing, footwear, accessories and gear. Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, the company’s brands are sold in approximately 90 countries. In addition to the Columbia® brand, Columbia Sportswear Company also owns the Mountain Hard Wear®, SOREL® and prAna® brands. For more information, please visit the Company’s websites at,, and

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