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May 19, 2016

National Conservation Leadership Institute Signs as Supporting Sponsor for NSSF Industry Summit

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May 19, 2016

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Bill Brassard

National Conservation Leadership Institute
Signs as Supporting Sponsor
for NSSF Industry Summit

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry’s trade association, is pleased to announce that the National Conservation Leadership Institute (NCLI) has agreed to sponsor the 2016 NSSF Industry Summit at the Supporting level. Headquartered in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, the NCLI provides education and training to industry professionals seeking leadership positions within their organizations.

“We are very excited to have NCLI join us for this year’s Industry Summit,” said Samantha Pedder, NSSF Manager, Diversity and Outreach. “The future of our industry will depend on the strong leadership of the companies, partner organizations and government agencies. Programs such as NCLI are critical to help ensure that our leaders are prepared to face the challenges and opportunities ahead and ensure our success into the future.”

“The National Conservation Leadership Institute is proud to be a sponsor of the NSSF Industry Summit, specifically the ‘Start With Why’ presentation, as a part of an ongoing commitment to connecting conservation’s current and future champions with today’s leadership experts,” said Gina Main, NCLI Executive Director. “We believe that the work of preserving our natural resources heritage starts with the people part of the equation and through shared purpose.”

NCLI will be introducing David Meade of Start With Why, an organization that works to inspire business leaders and their employees. Taking place June 6-8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the NSSF Industry Summit is the premier forum for leaders in the firearms industry, providing a platform for information and idea exchange. Attendees to the annual Summit represent every sector of the firearms industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors, range owners and members from the conservation community and state wildlife agencies. The Summit provides attendees with the latest research related to the firearms and ammunition industry, hunting and target shooting, while delivering cutting-edge information from experts in their field.

For more information on the Summit, including its speaker and panel schedule and hotel and registration information, visit A limited number of sponsorships for this event remain. To secure your spot, please contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales, at or 203-426-1320 ext. 214.


About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 13,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit

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