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Scott Welch

Pro Tem Instructor

Affiliations: Sports Product Management
Office: 109 NW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97209



Scott Welch is a senior level team leader dedicated to evolving clothing and textiles into a force for good. He is the founding executive director of the Loopt Foundation, where he works with industry leaders to eliminate pre-consumer waste in textile production.

Previously, he built the Global Corporate Relations Program for the Columbia Sportswear Company's family of brands (which includes Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and Sorel), which he then directed for more than a decade.

At Columbia, Welch created dynamic campaigns with the National Park Foundation, Ocean Foundation, Planet Water, and others—which were featured by The New York Times, CNN, National Geographic, National Public Radio, and other regional media outlets—and directed the donation of almost $50 million in cash and product.

Welch earned his BS in political science from Portland State University, as well as certifications in business strategy from McKinsey Academy and international grantmaking from Tufts University. He served as an adjunct instructor at the Portland State University School of Business and was a founding member of the University of Oregon's Sports Product Management program's external advisory board. He is also a member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation's advisory board.

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