Columbia Sportswear has elected Kevin Mansell to serve as a director and a member of its nominating and corporate governance and audit committees. Mansell began serving in that capacity on March 25 and will be standing for election to full-term board membership at this year's annual shareholders' meeting. Ed George, a long-time director at Columbia, will be retiring from the board. Mansell retired in May 2018 as chairman, chief executive and president of Kohl's, having spent 35 years with the U.S. retailer. Hired in 1982 as divisional merchandise manager, he was promoted to executive vice president and general merchandise manager in 1987 and then to senior executive vice president of merchandising and marketing in 1998. He became president in 1999, CEO in 2008 and chairman in 2009. His career began in 1975 at May Department Stores, where he held several posts in buying and merchandising.