Remington CEO to Chair Outdoor Business Council

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A man who has carried on a tradition of vigilance against the anti-hunting movement will be the next leader of the USSA's Outdoor Business Council (OBC). The program encourages sporting goods businesses to invest in the protection of hunting, fishing and trapping.

A man who has carried on a tradition of vigilance against the anti-hunting movement will be the next leader of the USSA's Outdoor Business Council (OBC). The program encourages sporting goods businesses to invest in the protection of hunting, fishing and trapping.

Thomas Millner, CEO of Remington Arms Co., Inc., has been named as the volunteer chairman of the OBC. As such, he will promote the program to other businesses within the sporting industry. He will also recruit National Advisory Council members to advise the USSA Board of Director on policies and help attract resources for special projects and annual support.

"The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance is proud to work with Mr. Millner on this proposition," said Doug Jeanneret, USSA vice president of marketing. "Who better to assume responsibility for an outdoor business program than a man who has managed one of the most successful businesses in the hunting and firearms community?"

Millner said he is honored to accept the challenge of building a strong coalition of sporting businesses.

"The USSA fights for all sportsmen in state legislatures, in Congress at the ballot and in the courts," notes Millner. "I am excited to help with the organization's mission to protect hunting rights for all sportsmen."

The OBC was the brainchild of Richard Cabela, current USSA board chairman and founder of Cabela's, Inc. It was established to forge a powerful alliance between the outdoor business community and the sportsmen's community, and create a meaningful way for outdoor business leaders to aid in preserving the outdoor sports upon which their businesses depend.

Millner joined Remington Arms Co., as president and director in 1994. He was named CEO in 1998. Millner is an avid shooter and hunter with a deep appreciation for the outdoors and sportsmen's rights. His company was honored by the USSA in January with the inaugural Cabela Lifetime Business Achievement Award.

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