Marc Berejka

Director, Community Affairs at Recreational Equipment, Inc.

Marc Berejka

Marc Berejka

Director, Community Affairs at Recreational Equipment, Inc.

Biography

Marc has served as REI’s government affairs director since 2011 and its director of community affairs since early 2013. Mr. Berejka guides the co-op’s engagement in federal, state and local issues. This includes advocacy on matters that affect retailers in the outdoor recreation sector, such as main-street business regulation, Internet sales and international trade. And it includes efforts to assure REI’s current and future members can continue enjoy outdoor recreation – whether that be recreating close to home or at the nation’s many outdoor destinations. Mr. Berejka also oversees the co-op’s community grants program. The program annually distributes several million dollars to hundreds of local, regional and national organizations that help sustain and promote the country’s inspiring places to recreate. Before joining REI, Mr. Berejka served as technology policy advisor to then-Secretary Gary Locke at the US Department of Commerce. Prior to that, he worked for 12 years in various public policy roles at Microsoft, both in Washington D.C. and in Washington State. He spent the first part of his career as a telecommunications attorney. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Princeton University.

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Co-Founder at IslandWood

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Operating Advisor at North Castle Partners LLC

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Vice President of Cooperative Affairs at The Boeing Employees Credit Union

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Recreational Equipment, Inc.

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Founder at OneBuild, Inc.

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Founder at The Brainerd Foundation

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Member Emeritus, Board of Directors at IslandWood

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Chief Executive Officer at The Resonance Group

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President at Mithun, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at Morgan Partners, Inc.

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Marc Berejka
Director, Community Affairs at Recreational Equipment, Inc.
Education
BA

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

JD

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

Career History
Director, Community Affairs
2011 - Current

Recreational Equipment, Inc. designs, develops and retails outdoor gear and apparel. It offers products for camping, hiking, cycling, urban lifestyle, travel, and general outdoor recreation. The firm’s products include backpacks, bikes, books, maps, car racks, dog gear, electronics, gift cards, jackets, luggage and day bags, sleeping bags, strollers and bike trailers, sunglasses, tents, and watches. The company was founded by Mary Anderson and Lloyd Anderson in 1935 and is headquartered in Kent, WA.

Senior Director-State Affairs & Public Policy
Prior

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Technology Policy Advisor to Secretary Gary Locke
Prior

The U.S. Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation’s workers. The department touches the daily lives of the American people in many ways, with a wide range of responsibilities in the areas of trade, economic development, technology, entrepreneurship and business development, environmental stewardship, and statistical research and analysis.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$500 - $999
2008

FareStart is a private company headquartered in Seattle, WA, that operates restaurants and cafes and provides catering services. Craig Russell is the current CEO of the firm.

$100 - $199
2004

ENABLE PARENTS OF INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN TO BUILD COMMUNITIES THAT EMPOWER THEM TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF PARENTING THROUGH MUTUAL SUPPORT AND SHARING OF INFORMATION.

Political Donations
$400
2009

Governor of Washington

$1,000
2008

Former President of United States

$250
2007

Former President of United States

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