REI hires former Edelman EVP Thompson as VP of comms, public affairs

SEATTLE: Former Edelman EVP Alex Thompson has been hired by national outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI as VP of communications and public affairs.

SEATTLE: Former Edelman EVP Alex Thompson has been hired by national outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI as VP of communications and public affairs.

As REI’s senior communications adviser, Thompson will manage the company’s comms and public affairs division, which encompasses PR, reputation management, corporate communications, philanthropy, community affairs, and government relations. He is also responsible for fostering external stakeholder relations.

He will also work with REI’s board of directors.

Thompson previously worked in the New York office of Edelman, where he served as EVP of corporate and public affairs.

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