Jay McAninch President and CEO
McAninch is credited with assembling a motivated, high-quality ATA workforce that develops and implements strategic plans to grow and protect the archery and bowhunting industry. McAninch works to ensure all ATA staff and resources support the industry and make the association's members more profitable. In addition, the ATA's president and CEO guides the growth of archery and bowhunting, especially through state wildlife agencies and their efforts to increase participation and opportunities for archers and bowhunters. Most importantly, McAninch holds ATA staff and himself accountable to the ATA Board for the group's progress to grow archery, bowhunting and the industry.
B.S. Iowa State University — fish and wildlife biology; M.S. Ohio State University — Wildlife Ecology. Jay McAninch led wildlife research programs on topics ranging from white-tailed deer to Lyme disease to bowhunting. McAninch worked for the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York and for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources before moving to Washington, D.C., to direct the Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation. He took the job as CEO and president of ATA in August 2000.
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