Scott Whipps, Peter Metcalf, and Chelsea Pawlek Elected to The Conservation Alliance Board

We are pleased to announce the results of The Conservation Alliance Board Elections. We had three positions up for election (or re-election), and five outstanding candidates running to fill these seats. By a vote of our membership, Scott Whipps was elected to a second term, and Chelsea Pawlek and Peter Metcalf were chosen as new directors.

Scott Whipps is Clif Bar and Company’s Director of Sports Retail for North America. He has served on The Conservation Alliance board for the past three years and is our current board chair.

Peter Metcalf is Founder and CEO of Black Diamond Equipment. He is a long-time participant in Conservation Alliance activities and a leading voice for conservation in the outdoor industry.

Chelsea Pawlek is Supply Chain Manager at Ibex Outdoor Clothing. She has been an active volunteer for The Conservation Alliance over the past two years, serving on our Advocacy Committee, and participating in our annual trip to Washington, DC.

We are honored to add Chelsea and Peter to our board, and to retain Scott as our board chair. In other board news, we reported last month that we also have new board representatives from founding members The North Face and Kelty. Ann Krcik succeeds Aaron Carpenter in filling The North Face’s permanent board seat, and Eric Greene takes over for Geoff O’Keeffe in the Kelty seat. We look forward to integrating four new board members into our organization!