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Jewell joined the RILA Board of Directors in 2007ARLINGTON, Va.,
Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to news that REI Chief Executive Officer and RILA Board Member Sally Jewell will be nominated today by President Obama to serve as Secretary of the Interior.
"I applaud the President for selecting Sally for this important post. Her thoughtful guidance and leadership have been tremendous assets to RILA and the retail industry at-large," said RILA President
"Sally is a well-respected retail executive, with a remarkable commitment to REI's members, customers and employees. I have no doubt that she will guide the Department of the Interior with the same vision and leadership with which she led REI."
Jewell has served on the RILA Board of Directors since
RILA is the trade association of the world's largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than
$1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.
SOURCE Retail Industry Leaders Association