Tom Campion co-founded Zumiez in 1978. The company sells action-sports apparel and equipment to 12- to 24-year-olds in 44 states in the U.S. and multiple provinces in Canada. Zumiez's success is based on several strategies, such as encouraging store managers to take on responsibility and ownership, investing in its employees, taking risks, listening to trends, staying authentic and being nimble.
In 2005, after Zumiez's successful public offering, the Campions started the Campion Foundation to leverage the success of Zumiez for social and environmental change. Tom still serves as chairman of Zumiez and is actively involved in building the culture of the company for further growth and expansion.
Tom serves on the boards of the Alaska Wilderness League and Conservation Northwest, and is a producer of To The Arctic with MacGillivray Freeman Films.more » « less