Ron Parham

Managing Director, NW Strategic Communications

Photograph of Ron Parham Ron Parham joined Columbia Sportswear in January 2008 as Director of Investor Relations and was named Senior Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications in October 2008. From 1998 through 2007 he was Managing Director of PondelWilkinson Parham, an investor relations and corporate communications consulting firm in Portland, Oregon, an affiliate of PondelWilkinson Group based in Los Angeles.

From 1983 to 1998 he held various positions with NIKE, Inc., serving as the company’s first full-time Director of Investor Relations from 1987 to 1995, during which the company’s revenues grew from $900 million to $6 billion. From 1980 to 1983, he was an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand in Portland, Oregon.
Mr. Parham has been a member of NIRI since 1988, served as the president of the NIRI Portland chapter from 2001 to 2008, as a board member of the NIRI Virtual chapter since 2011, and was elected to the NIRI National board in 2016. He served as Co-Chair of the 1994 NIRI Annual Conference and on the 1993 NIRI Annual Conference planning committee. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Accounting from Oregon State University.