List Joins lululemon Board of Directors

Teri List

Teri List, a 1984 alumna who holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and an honorary doctorate from NMU, has been appointed to the lululemon athletica inc. Board of Directors. She also serves on the boards of Microsoft, Visa and Danaher Corporation.

“I'm proud to join the Board of Directors as lululemon continues to expand its global presence and advance its guest experience,” said List in a press release. “I look forward to supporting lululemon's ongoing growth around the world and helping the company continue to live into its vision.”

List previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Gap Inc., DICK'S Sporting Goods, and Kraft Food Group, overseeing organizations across finance, accounting, legal, real estate and information technology. Prior to those roles, she spent nearly 20 years with Procter & Gamble, culminating in the role of SVP and treasurer, and began her career in public accounting at Deloitte.

“Teri's impressive experience as a business leader and board member for large, global companies will add great value as we continue to grow lululemon around the world,” said Martha Morfitt, board chair. “We're pleased to welcome Teri to the lululemon Board of Directors, and grateful to benefit from her extensive knowledge and insights.”

List received her honorary doctorate and served as commencement speaker at NMU's May 2014 ceremony. In her address to graduating students, she quoted portions of Dr. Seuss' Oh, the Places You'll Go. List also shared elements of her own career journey to demonstrate her personal belief that winning leaders should leverage five “C” traits: capability, through continued learning and development; confidence in one's talent, intentions and convictions; compassion in the workplace and life; choicefulness, or focusing on the few things that matter most and being willing to say “no”; and consistency in terms of “who you are and what you stand for,” while recognizing the importance of integrity and strong principles.

“People may tell you to plan things out as best you can,” she added. “They will tell you to focus. They will tell you to follow your dreams. They will all be right. But they also will be wrong. Look in the darkened windows and be willing to trust that you know your right from your left. Never be so faithful to a plan that you are unwilling to consider the improbable opportunity that may come looking for you.  Be willing to turn right and 3/4s…and see where it takes you. And never be so faithful to your plan that—when you hit a bump in the road—you don't have the fortitude, grace and resiliency to get out of your slump.”

lululemon athletica inc. is a technical athletic apparel, footwear and accessories company for yoga, running, training and most other activities.

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Kristi Evans
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