Leigh H. Perkins

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Leigh H. Perkins "has led Orvis as CEO since November 1992. Under his guidance, the company has grown from $88 million in sales in 1992 to nearly $330 million in 2007. The company simultaneously refined its brand and product line while expanding its sales channels and services business and in so doing has come to be recognized as one of the most respected lifestyle brands in America, earning the industry's highest awards in both catalog and Internet marketing. Perk began work at Orvis in 1977 as a Catalog Copywriter. He has since held many other positions that have allowed him to experience the company first-hand, including managing export sales; opening and managing the company’s first remote store in San Francisco; President of Orvis UK; Vice President of Operations; President of Early Winters, an Orvis subsidiary; Vice President, Merchandising; President, Orvis Mail Order; and President and CEO of The Orvis Company. He is currently serving on the boards of the World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy of Montana (and formerly served 9 years on TNC’s Worldwide Board holding Vice Chair position), and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Perk graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts in 1975 and has completed Harvard University's Executive Management Program." [1]

"Perkins has supported private solutions to land and water conservation for many years, and has been a national board member of the Nature Conservancy and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. He now devotes his efforts to a variety of conservation causes and divides his time among homes in Vermont, Florida, and Wyoming." [2]

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  1. Directors, WWF USA, accessed October 5, 2008.
  2. Directors, Property and Environment Research Center, accessed June 13, 2010.