Columbia Sportswear Company announced that Sarah A. Bany, a longtime director of the company, notified the board of directors of the company on December 9, 2019 of her decision to resign from the board, effective immediately, in order to focus on administering Gert Boyle’s estate. Bany is a daughter of Gert Boyle and a sister of Tim Boyle.

“It has been my great honor to serve as a director of Columbia Sportswear since 1988,” said Bany. “However, as I am now responsible for administering my mother’s estate, I feel that I should step away from the Board so that I can fully dedicate myself to that responsibility.”

“We thank Ms. Bany for her many years of service to the Company,” said President, CEO and director Tim Boyle. “She has been a valuable member of the Board whose service will be missed. We fully understand her desire to focus on matters related to Gert’s estate.”