REI said cooperative members voted to return incumbents Ivar Chhina, Joanne Harrell and Chuck Katz to three-year terms on its board. Board election results were released after its annual membership meeting held Monday, March 30 at the Seattle flagship store.
Chhina of Burlingame, Calif., was elected to his second term on the REI
board of directors. Chhina is a venture partner in a capital/private
equity firm. In 2008, he served as the vice chair for the co-ops board
and chair of the REIs Audit and Finance Committee.
Harrell of Seattle, Wash., was elected to a third term on the board
after her initial appointment in 2001. Last year, she served as the
chair of REIs Compensation Committee. Harrell is an executive at a
worldwide software company.
Katz of Palo Alto, Calif., was elected to his ninth year on REI's
board. He is the manager of a family investment business and charitable
foundation. In 2008, he was a member of REIs Nominating and Governance
The board of directors also selected its officers for 2009. Anne
Farrell, former president and CEO of the Seattle Foundation, was
re-elected as chair. Ivar Chhina of Burlingame, Calif., was re-elected