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Ram Re-Elected SFIA Chairman


Jonathan Ram, CEO of Clarks, Inc., was re-elected as chairman of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Board of Directors for the 2024 term. In addition, Isabel Coscia, senior VP-marketing for Technogym; Ryan Cruthirds, chief digital commerce and brand development officer for Implus; and Koichiro Kodama, president and CEO for Asics North America, were newly elected to the Board, along with three Board members who were re-elected, all for three-year 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, NBA and Roots.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Jonathan Ram as our Board Chair. His strong vision and active leadership continues to be critically valuable in guiding the organization at a time of industry disruption,” says Tom Cove, SFIA president and CEO.

New additions to the SFIA Board of Directors:

• Isabel Coscia: Senior Vice President, Marketing, Technogym – 2024-2026

• Ryan Cruthirds: Chief Digital Commerce and Brand Development Officer, Implus LLC – 2024-2026

• Koichiro Kodama: President & CEO, Asics North America – 2024-2026

Board Members re-elected include:

• Terry Babilla: President and CEO, BSN Sports – 2024-2026

• Kurt Tandan: Associate General Counsel and Vice President of Government Affairs, Adidas – 2024-2026

• Mike Zlaket: CEO, Rawlings – 2024-2026

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 – 2024
  • 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
  • Melissa Dawson: President, Molten USA – 2023-2025
  • Dave Elliot: CEO, Augusta Sportswear Brands – 2022-2024
  • Jeff Fiorini: CEO, Nevco Sports – 2022-2024
  • Adam Franklin: President, Franklin Sports – 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
  • Michael Schroeder: Senior Vice President, Sales, Gildan – 2022-2024
  • Dan Sheridan: President & COO, Brooks Running Company – 2022-2024
  • Tom Cove, President and CEO, SFIA – 2024