PORTLAND, OR. (January 16, 2017) — KEEN Inc. (KEEN), a leading manufacturer of outdoor and lifestyle footwear, is honored to announce three new additions to its ambassador program. Caroline Gleich, Charles Post and Meg Haywood Sullivan join the growing team in an effort to inspire outdoor adventure and the preservation of the places where we work and play.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Caroline, Meg and Charles join the KEEN ambassador program,” says Tyler LaMotte, KEEN’s VP of Global Brand Marketing. “Their passion for adventure and desire to protect wild places aligns seamlessly with KEEN’s values. We look forward to working closely with all of them on future KEEN brand projects.”
Caroline Gleich is a professional ski mountaineer and adventurer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. A nature lover since birth, Caroline uses her voice as an athlete to advocate for the environment, working with non-profits such as Protect Our Winters, HEAL Utah, Tree Utah and Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation.
“I am conscientious about the brands that I work with. I strive to represent brands that make the world a better place, and take responsibility for their environmental and social impacts,” says Caroline Gleich. “That's why I'm so excited to be working with KEEN. Their brand values of quality, integrity, health, caring and pioneering align with my own, and I can't wait for the adventure together ahead.”
Charles Post is an ecologist and storyteller with a passion for character-driven narratives, especially those woven into our rapidly changing natural environments. From National Geographic to Leave No Trace, Charles works on many projects and initiatives, from hunting to land conservation.
“I’m passionate about wildlife, wilderness and the natural spaces in between,” says Charles Post. “With a life dedicated to the confluence of ecology and storytelling, I’m excited to be supported by a brand like KEEN, who stand their moral ground and embody a foundation of corporate social responsibility.”
Meg Haywood Sullivan, is a professional photographer and environmentalist who splits her time between shooting campaigns with brands and pushing for environmental stories through editorial features and her social platforms. With one foot in the outdoor industry and the other in the commercial fashion world, Meg realizes the importance of partnering with brands who are stepping outside the box to be a part of the greater good.
“It’s a breath of fresh air to partner with a brand with values centered around getting people outside and inspiring the preservation of the great outdoors for future generations to come,” says Meg Haywood Sullivan.
Caroline Gleich, Charles Post and Meg Haywood Sullivan join an impressive roster of ambassadors for KEEN Inc., which includes Chelsea Yamase, Elise Sterck and Jeremy Collins, among others.
Please direct KEEN media inquiries to Senior Account Manager Greg Fitzsimmons at email@example.com.
About KEEN: KEEN Inc. is a values led, independently owned outdoor footwear brand from Portland, Oregon with a mission to responsibly create original and versatile products, improve lives, and inspire outside adventure. Founded in 2003, KEEN ignited a revolution in the footwear industry with the introduction of the Newport sandal, launching the concept of Hybrid footwear into the market and setting KEEN on a path of driving consistent product innovation that exists today. KEEN strives to live by its values, from its products to its actions, and by activating communities and individuals to protect and preserve the places where we work and play. KEEN passionately endeavors to live fulfilling lives, challenge the status quo, do good, give back, and inspire others. Learn more at http://www.keenfootwear.com
Contact: Greg Fitzsimmons