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RED Digital Cinema and Oakley Inc. Chair, D. Scott Olivet, Appointed to Pomona College Board of Trustees

Businessman D. Scott Olivet, Executive Chairman of RED Digital Cinema and Chairman of Oakley, Inc., was elected to the Pomona College Board of Trustees earlier this month.

A 1984 graduate of Pomona College, Olivet was a government and public policy major, who was director of the Student Union and active in student government, KSPC Radio, athletics and the Lambda Chi fraternity. In 1982, he was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar in recognition of his leadership and dedication to public service. In his junior year, he studied at St. Anthony’s College at Oxford. As an alumnus, he has participated in the Career Development Volunteer Program and served as co-chair of his 20th Class Reunion Committee and as a member of his 25th Reunion Committee.

Olivet began his more than two decades in business management with the consulting firm Bain & Company and in 1993 was named a partner in the firm. In 1998, he became a senior vice president with GAP, Inc., with responsibility for real estate, store design and construction across the Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brands. Three years later he moved to Nike, Inc., as vice president for subsidiaries and new business development. In 2005, he was named CEO and director of Oakley, Inc., a “sport and lifestyle brand” built on “market-leading optical technology,” where he is now chairman. In 2009, he also became executive chairman of RED Digital Cinema, which designs and creates state of the art motion and still capture cameras for professional use. He also serves as director and member of the Audit Committee of Collective Brands (NYSE: PSS).

A resident of Laguna Beach, Olivet completed his MBA at Stanford in 1990.

Founded in 1887, Pomona College is located in Claremont, CA, and is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and involvement opportunities.