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Keen President Elected to Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition

The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) elected Steve Meineke, president of Keen Footwear, and Layne Rigney, senior vice president of global sales at Camelbak, to serve on the organization’s national board.

The OIWC is a national organization dedicated to workplace diversity and inclusion through expanding opportunities for women and companies in the outdoor industries. Its board is responsible for setting policies and priorities and guiding the overall direction of the organization.

Meineke joined Keen as president in June 2014. Prior to this position he served as CEO of Accell North America and Raleigh America, Inc. In a statement, Meineke said, “Keen is supportive and proactively participating in OIWC’s purposeful mission to foster a balanced workplace with paths to leadership for women. In joining the board, I am committed to ensuring that others are similarly inspired into action by the efforts at OIWC.”

Prior to his position at Camelbak, Rigney held a variety of senior leadership roles within the outdoor, cycling and sporting goods industries.

Deanne Buck, OIWC executive director, said, “Both Steve and Layne will play a vital role within the organization by bringing new perspectives that will help to ensure OIWC continues to elevate the business imperative of talent acquisition, retention and advancement of women.”