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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

James Curleigh is stepping down as president and CEO of Portland-based Keen Footwear for San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co.

Curleigh personified the Keen brand, with his signature flyaway hair and unshaven face. He was a Portland business leader in his time with Keen, opening a boot factory on Swan Island, and innovating environmentally sustainable production methods and materials for outdoors wear products. Keen’s American job-creating factory earned the company and Curleigh recognition in March from President Barack Obama, who told him “your ideas will be my ideas for America.” Curleigh also was acknowledged by President Bill Clinton for his “recess revolution,” which promoted workplace satisfaction and well-being by giving workers 10-minute activity breaks during the day, in which they could jog, do yoga, or engage in other physical activities.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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