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Ram Re-Elected as SFIA Board Chairman


Jonathan Ram, CEO of Clarks, Inc., was recently re-elected as chairman of the the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Board of Directors for the 2023 term. In addition, Adam Franklin, president of Franklin Sports, and Richard Sullivan, president and CEO, ASICS North America, were newly elected to the Board, along with six Board members who were re-elected, all for three-year terms. They join 11 remaining Board members serving staggered terms. 

Ram was appointed to his current role with Clark’s in April 2022, after serving as the group president for Global Activewear with HanesBrands. Additional previous executive positions include New Balance, the NBA and Roots. 

New Additions to the Board of Directors Include:

• Adam Franklin: President, Franklin Sports – 2023-2025

• Richard Sullivan: President & CEO, Asics North America – 2023-2025

Board Members Being Re-Elected Include:

• Melissa Dawson: President, Molten USA – 2023-2025

• Rawleigh Grove: Vice President & General Counsel, PING Inc. – 2023-2025

• Ray Hilvert: Vice President, New Balance Sports – 2023-2025

• Scott McDonald: CEO, Body-Solid Inc. – 2023-2025

• Roman Oben: Vice President, Football Development & Strategy, National Football League (NFL) – 2023-2025

• Marco Zambianchi: President, North America, Technogym – 2023-2025

The above new additions and re-elected members will be joining currently serving Board members:

• Dan Arment: Immediate Past Chairman, President & CEO, Riddell & BRG Sports – 2022-2024

• Terry Babilla: President & CEO, BSN Sports – 2021-2023

• Jennifer Bendall: Vice President, North America Government & Public Affairs, Nike – 2022-2024

• Kim Davis: Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth Initiative & Legislative Affairs, National Hockey League – 2022-2024

• Dave Elliot: CEO, Augusta Sportswear Brands – 2022-2024

• Jeff Fiorini: CEO, Nevco Sports – 2022-2024

• Michael Schroeder: Senior Vice President, Sales, Gildan – 2022-2024

• Dan Sheridan: President & CEO, Brooks Running Company – 2022-2024

• Laura St. George: Executive Vice President, Gared – 2022-202

• Kurt Tandan: Associate General Counsel & Senior Director of Corporate Affairs, adidas – 2021-2023

• Mike Zlaket: President and CEO, Rawlings Sporting Goods – 2021-2023

The new Chairman of the Board and Board of Directors began their terms on January 1, 2023.