Dave Jeannette Named Senior Director, Sales; Chris Tatulli Named Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, has announced the hiring of Dave Jeannette as senior director, sales, and Chris Tatulli as director, exhibit and sponsorship sales.

The additions of Jeannette and Tatulli will bolster NSSF’s internal SHOT Show and events staff. In their new roles, both will support the SHOT Show and other NSSF events, including the Shooting Sports Summit, Import/ Export Conference, national and regional firearms retailer and shooting range conferences and NSSF’s Congressional Fly-In.

“During this transition, it is important to maintain continuity for our customers so that their SHOT Show experience continues to meet their expectations,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “Dave and Chris have provided outstanding customer service and marketing opportunities for SHOT Show exhibitors for a combined 35 years and we’re excited to welcome them to the NSSF team.”

Jeannette has worked on the SHOT Show for more than 20 years, having overseen the show’s growth from 377,000 net square feet of exhibit space to today’s more than 628,000 net square feet. Most recently, he served as the SHOT Show’s event director and had previously served as SHOT Show sales executive and sales manager.

Tatulli brings to NSSF nearly 15 years of experience in the trade show business, most recently working on the SHOT Show. He has developed strong relationships with the show’s exhibiting companies since beginning work on the show two years ago.

“Bringing Dave Jeannette and Chris Tatulli to the NSSF team is consistent with our recruitment philosophy of hire the best,” said Deb Kenney, NSSF vice president of human resources and administration. “The experience and value they bring to our organization is incomparable.”

The SHOT Show — the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show — is owned and sponsored by NSSF. It is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. The 2014 SHOT Show will be held Jan. 14-17 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Logo courtesy National Shooting Sports Foundation

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