The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) announced it has hired Lindsey Davis to the role of vice president. Davis will support ORR’s existing portfolio and offer leadership for the coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations and organizations that is working to promote the growth of the outdoor recreation economy and outdoor recreation activities.

“Lindsey brings a wealth of experience, expertise and passion for the outdoor recreation industry to our team,” said Jessica Wahl, executive director of ORR. “Her proven vision, leadership and natural ability to bring diverse stakeholders and businesses together to affect positive change makes her the perfect person to lead our operations, development and marketing efforts. We have absolute faith that Lindsey will be a valuable addition to ORR’s continued leadership of the outdoor recreation industry.”

“I am honored to join a team of professionals and leaders from across the outdoor industry,” said Davis, shown right. “I have deep roots in the outdoor community and have been fortunate to be able to pursue my passions both personally and professionally in the outdoor recreation sector.  I look forward to dedicating my efforts to the collective industry voice through ORR and its members by supporting the organization and its businesses in COVID- 19 response efforts, and by delivering increased access and improved opportunity to the nation’s millions of outdoor enthusiasts when they need it most.”

Davis is an entrepreneur and strategist based in Salt Lake City, UT. She holds a degree in international development with an emphasis in environmental studies and political science from the University of California, San Diego.

Prior to joining ORR, Davis co-founded and built Wylder, an online retail store for women and the first female-founded benefit corporation in the state of Utah. As the CEO, she worked with hundreds of brands and nonprofits throughout the outdoor recreation category in blending commerce and conservation and using business for social good.

Davis also spent 12 years in the nonprofit sector in fundraising and strategic program development with a diverse array of constituents including businesses, ranchers, farmers, underserved youth, native tribes, and education institutions. Her work focused on social and ecological justice, regional sustainability, and outdoor education, both nationally and internationally.

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