Rocky Brands Inc. on Thursday announced the appointment of Tracie A. Winbigler to the company’s board of directors as a Class I director to serve until the 2020 annual meeting of shareholders and until her successor is duly elected.

Winbigler has also been appointed to serve on the audit committee of the board of directors. The election and appointment are both effective October 1, 2019.

Mike Brooks, chairman of the board, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Tracie to the Rocky Brands Board of Directors. Rocky Brands will benefit greatly from her extensive business experience and judgment developed over the past 30 years with General Electric Company, National Geographic Society, Recreational Equipment Inc., and her new position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. Tracie’s perspective and industry experience will be a great addition to our Board of Directors.”

Winbigler, 54, was named executive vice president and CFO of Amtrak in June 2019. She most recently served as CFO of REI, a cooperative retailer of outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment, from December 2015 until May 2019.

From May 2014 to November 2015 she was COO of National Geographic Society, where she also previously served as executive vice president and CFO from August 2012 to April 2014. From 1987 through July 2012, Winbigler was employed in various positions of increasing responsibility by General Electric Co. and its subsidiaries, including as executive vice president and CFOK of GE Asset Management and as Chief Financial Officer of GE Transportation, NBC Universal, GE Nuclear Energy, and NBC Network.