Roian Atwood is the Senior Director of Global Sustainable Business for Lee and Wrangler jeans at Kontoor Brands. 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.
With eighteen years’ experience in footwear & apparel sustainability, Roian has a track record of managing a diverse set of projects and leading teams into an action-oriented, results driven approach to corporate sustainability.
Atwood’s undergraduate work was in Complex Systems at Naropa University, and he holds a Master’s of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. He is also an Executive-in-Residence and Lecturer at Wake Forest University’s Sustainability Graduate Program. An avid outdoorsman and amateur agroecologist, Atwood lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Pam, and two dogs.