January 10-12, 2019
Hoyt president Randy Walk rejoined the ATA Board of Directors in April 2018 and will serve through March 31, 2022.
Walk previously served on the ATA Board from 1997 to 2000 when the ATA was known as the Archery Manufacturers and Merchants Organization. He also served on the Board from 2003 to 2005. In addition, Walk has severed on the ATA technical committee since 1987 and currently serves as the committee chair.
Walk was hired by Hoyt as a production assembler in 1985. He was promoted to three other positions before being named president in 1995. Walk earned an engineering degree from the University of Utah and holds a number of archery related patents.
His passion for archery and bowhunting keeps him involved in the industry, and motivates him to work tirelessly to protect the sport for future generations. He’s a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Mule Deer Foundation, Utah Archery Association and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife.
Walk was inducted into the Bowhunter Hall of Fame in 2003, and was named one of Outdoor Life’s top 25 most influential people in the outdoor industry in 2010.
He said he is honored to return to the Board.
“I look forward to working with industry leaders to brainstorm and identify new strategic goals and objectives for the organization,” Walk said. “We must continue to support, develop, grow and enhance all aspects of the archery market to ensure our industry continues to improve. We must also work with NGOs and state and federal agencies if we want the entire outdoor recreation sector to flourish.”
Walk believes the industry’s long-term success and growth depends on the prosperity of retailers, who offer archers and bowhunters a place to participate. His immediate goal is to improve the industry’s retail sector, which will give participants more places to get involved in archery, further strengthening the industry and community.