Kenji Haroutunian is a 29-year veteran of the human-powered outdoor industry, working for many years in specialty outdoor store management and teaching outdoor skills (including advanced climbing and wilderness navigation courses) during and after completing his degree at the University of California-Los Angeles. In 1999, he began working for Outdoor Retailer. He recently has served as vice president for Emerald Expositions, directing the Outdoor Sports group and the Outdoor Retailer trade shows and related events. Kenji has spearheaded industry-focused programs, such as the All Star Industry Jam, the Project OR design competition, Green Steps, the OR Virtual Design Center and the Business of Backcountry Forums which help attract core athletes, media and designers and add to the bottom line. A 2010 Access Fund ‘Sharp End’ awardee, Kenji serves on the boards of directors of Access Fund and Choose Outdoors; as president of the Friends of Joshua Tree; and is a founding director of TeccSociety, a new events-industry technology organization.