The National Shooting Sports Foundation Board of Governors announces the election of its newest board members: Mike Owens, President and Chief Operating Officer of Gander Mountain, and Bruce Pettet, President and CEO of Leupold & Stevens.

Both will serve three-year terms expiring in 2017.

Owens joined Gander Mountain in 2009 as executive vice president and chief operating officer and was named the company’s president and chief operating officer in 2013. Prior to joining Gander Mountain, Owens was with Anheuser-Busch for 27 years, serving in positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president of business operations.

Pettet became the chief executive at Leupold & Stevens in March of this year. Before joining Leupold & Stevens, Pettet was President and CEO of Collective International, owner of Airwalk and other footwear brands. Prior to joining Airwalk, he was President and CEO of Brooks Sports, Inc., known for its premium running shoes and accessories.


Bill Brassard, Jr.

Image courtesy National Shooting Sports Foundation

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