Casey Sheahan most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Patagonia, Inc., and Patagonia’s parent company, Lost Arrow Corporation. Patagonia, a designer and distributor of technical outdoor clothing, is widely known for its commitment to product quality and environmental responsibility. As a member of 1% for the Planet, Patagonia pledges to donate a least one percent of its annual sales to promote conservation and preservation of the natural environment.
Casey, a long-time outdoor industry veteran, came to Patagonia from his post as President of Kelty, Inc. Prior to his seven-year tenure at Kelty, he served as Vice-President of Marketing for Merrell Footwear and was Category Marketing Manager at Nike ACG from 1990-1994. In addition to his diverse footwear, apparel and equipment management background, Casey brings a breadth of skills to the fields of writing, marketing and sales. He has edited for several outdoor-inspired publications including Runner’s World, Marathoner and Nordic World and was editor and publisher of POWDER Magazine in the late 1980s. He is aligned with a number of environmental organizations and served as President of the Conservation Alliance, a non-profit organization of outdoor businesses whose membership dues support grassroots citizen-action groups and their efforts to protect wild and natural areas. Presently, Casey is senior advisor to Backbone Media in Carbondale, Colorado, and serves on the advisory boards of Keen Footwear, Johnson Outdoors, Outdoor Research, Vibram SPA, and the 5 Point Film Festival.
Casey is a lifelong skier and fly-fishing enthusiast. He has a personal affinity for cycling, paddling and all water-related activities, as well as backpacking, camping and spending time with his family.