Al Perkinson

Vice President of Marketing, Costa Sunglasses

As vice president of marketing for Costa Sunglasses, Al Perkinson leads, challenges and drives the brand’s marketing communications efforts. For the past 10 years, he’s helped to shape the adventure aspirational look and feel of the premium sports performance eyewear company.

He also serves as general manager of Costa’s apparel and e-commerce business. Perkinson was named by Outdoor Life as one of the 25 most influential people in conservation, and he accepted the Lefty Kreh Sportsman of the Year Award from Bonefish & Tarpon Trust in 2014. He was recently named a member of the Explorer’s Club in New York City.

Prior to joining Costa, Perkinson was vice president of account service at Henderson Advertising, and vice president, group product manager at Bank of America. He began his career at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising in New York, after earning his masters of fine arts degree from Columbia University in New York, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, N.C. He is an avid fly fisherman and conservationist, and travels extensively to do both.