Pete Brownell elected president of National Rifle Association

Pete Brownell of Montezuma, Iowa, was elected by the National Rifle Association Board of Directors as president May 1 following the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta.

An NRA life member, Brownell is the chief executive officer of his longtime family-owned firearm and firearm accessory retailer, Brownells. He brings a record of leadership, a passion for the outdoors and shooting sports traditions, and vigor to protect and defend the Second Amendment, according to a news release from Brownells.

Brownell was elected to the NRA Board of Directors in 2010 and has served as chairman of the Membership Committee and a member of the Finance, Law Enforcement Assistance, Publications Policies, and Sport Shooting Committees.

Brownell is also former chairman of the Board of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers and a former member of the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff Foundation Board. Outside the office, he is an accomplished athlete and avid outdoorsman, the release said.

Brownells COO/CFO Chad Martin will lead the Brownells family of businesses on a day-to-day basis, while continuing to work closely with the company owners, the release said.

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