Senior Director of Global Sustainable Business
Kontoor Brands / VF Corporation
Lecturer & Executive-in-Residence,
The Sustainability Graduate Programs
Wake Forest University
Roian Atwood has more than 15 years' experience as a sustainability practitioner within apparel and footwear companies. Atwood is currently the Senior Director of Global Sustainable Business at Kontoor Brands, a division of VF Corporation. He is also a lecturer and Executive-in-Residence at WFU's Sustainability Graduate Program teaching practical skills-based management tools to create sustainable organizations. With prior positions at American Apparel and Sole Technology, Atwood leads brand sustainability strategy, engages suppliers globally to drive greater social and environmental performance, and works cross-functionally with product development and marketing to create more sustainable products and share brand relevant stories. He holds a Master's of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.
"I provide leadership and strategic direction for global companies with an expertise in all aspects of corporate sustainability. Working cross-functionally with senior management and committees, I have developed a business acumen that allows me to communicate the most relevant principles of sustainability to an organization."
Environmental Leadership - Master of Environmental Management from Duke University (2013 – 2015)
Bachelor of Arts, Complex Systems from Naropa University (2000 – 2003)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of New Hampshire (1996 – 1999)