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Gert Boyle's daughter leaves Columbia

Since the recent passing of Columbia Sportswear Company’s iconic founder and chairman, Gert Boyle, Sarah Bany has resigned from the board to focus on administering Gert’s estate. 

Ms Bany, daughter of Gert Boyle, has been a longtime director of the company. She notified the board on December 9, 2019, with her resignation taking immediate effect. 

“It has been my great honour to serve as a director of Columbia Sportswear since 1988," said Ms 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.” 

Company CEO Tim Boyle said Ms Bany’s desire to focus on matters related to the estate is understandable and thanked her “for her many years of service to the company”; adding that “she has been a valuable member of the board whose service will be missed".