Former Director of Marketing and Communications for the Surfrider Foundation, Matt McClain, will be joining the team at Protect Our Winters (POW) as its new Vice President of Development and Operations. Check out the press release below for the full story.
(Pacific Palisades, Calif.) – July 9, 2013 – Protect Our Winters (POW) announces today that Matt McClain has been named Vice President of Development and Operations.
A 25 year veteran of the action and outdoor sports industry, McClain spent the last 11 years as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Surfrider Foundation, where he played an instrumental role in developing several of the organization’s biggest efforts, including the Save Trestles campaign and International Surfing Day.
“’Honored’ is an understatement when we think about Matt joining POW,” says POW Founder, Jeremy Jones. “Matt is so well-respected in action sports and has a track record of making an impact, so we’re so really excited to have him part of our full-time staff now.”
McClain also spent nearly a decade leading sales and marketing efforts for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California, and Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado. McClain had previously served as Chairman of the Board of Protect Our Winters.
Protect Our Winters continued to make an impact in 2013, including the release of its Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy in the United States, Founder Jeremy Jones receiving a White House’s Champion of Change Award in March, and delivering a letter signed by 75 snow sports athletes to the White House calling for climate action.
“Climate change is unquestionably the issue of our time,” says McClain. “I’m looking forward to working with our supporters, athletes and our snow sports industry partners to ensure that our voices are helping to shape climate related policy and action, to ensure our winters are protected, now and for future generations.”
Matt will work closely with POW Executive Director, Chris Steinkamp.