Make a Difference: Serve on the ATA Board of Directors

Ben Summers, director of Operations for T.R.U. Ball Release Products, currently serves as ATA Board Chair. “I want to assure everyone that they can trust and take pride in their ATA Board,” he said. “I’ll do all I can to work with you and the ATA staff to make archery and bowhunting more enjoyable, more influential, and more profitable.”

Author: ATA Staff

If you have ideas about what the ATA should do for the industry, and the future of archery and bowhunting, then you should join the ATA Board of Directors. You can have a direct impact on the ATA Trade Show, strategies for ATA investments in archery programs and facilities, ATA efforts to maintain and protect bowhunting, and ongoing ATA work with state and federal government officials and agencies.

About the Board of Directors


The ATA Board of Directors consists of 12 elected regular members and six appointed members: three independent retailers, two multichannel retailers and one sales representative


All companies that are regular members can nominate their CEO or someone on their leadership team for election to the ATA Board of Directors. Although individuals are elected to the Board, they represent individual companies and each company gets one vote. The individual elected to the Board acts on behalf of their company, and companies can have more than one employee participate in ATA activities. In addition, if an elected individual leaves the company, that company retains the Board seat and can name a representative to serve out the term.

The Election

This election fills three positions. It is conducted by mail, and ends March 1, 2017.

Terms and Obligations

Terms last 4 years, and directors pay the expenses associated with their service, which generally involves attending two Board meetings as well as a meeting at the ATA Trade Show. Directors elected will serve from April 1, 2017, through March 31, 2021.

Nominees Must

  1. Submit their name, regular member company affiliation, and contact information.
  2. Agree in writing to stand for election.
  3. Fill out a Board election biographical form and submit it by Dec. 31, 2016. Click here to download the form.
  4. Submit materials via:


Fax: (507) 233-8140

Mail: Archery Trade Association, PO Box 70, New Ulm, MN 56073-0070

All materials must be received by Dec. 31, 2016.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Kelly at  or (866) 266-2776 ext. 101.

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