The board of directors of Columbia Sportswear Company decided to expand its board to 11 members and elected Malia H. Wasson to serve in the newly-created position, effective March 19, 2015. The board also nominated Wasson for election by the shareholders to a full term as a board member at the company's next Annual Meeting of Shareholders, scheduled to be held on May 19, 2015.

Wasson served as President of Oregon and Southwest Washington for US Bank from 2005 to 2015, capping a banking industry career that spanned 33 years. As President of US Bank, Wasson served as its senior executive in the region and led the US Bank Board in Portland. She also led the Oregon Commercial Banking group for the company, which provides a wide variety of financial services to middle market companies. In 2013, US Bank honored Wasson with the Circle of Service Excellence Award, recognizing her as one of the bank's strongest and most inspiring contributors. Before 1989, Wasson held various commercial lending positions with the former Oregon Bank and Security Pacific Bank of Oregon.

Wasson is a member of the board of directors of Northwest Natural Gas Company and serves as a board member of several civic organizations including Oregon Business Council, OHSU Foundation and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, and American Leadership Forum, among others.

 

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