Board Elections

Your involvement in the ATA has never been more important. With many challenges facing manufacturers and retailers alike, we’re at a critical point as an industry. If you want to help shape our direction, please consider the ATA Board of Directors. Your expertise can help influence the ATA Trade Show, how we invest in bowhunting and archery programs, and how we collaborate with state and federal government agencies and officials.

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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, individual companies are the Board member, and each company gets one vote. Individuals elected to the Board act on behalf of their company, and companies can have more than one employee participate in ATA activities. In addition, if an elected individual leaves a company, the company retains the Board seat and can name a new representative to serve out the term.

The Board of Directors

The ATA Board of Directors consists of 20 members – 12 elected regular members and eight appointed members: Three independent retailers, two multichannel retailers, two retailers representing buying groups, and one sales representative.

Terms and Obligations

Terms are 4 years in length, and directors pay the expenses associated with their service, which generally involves attending two Board meetings and a meeting at the ATA Trade Show. You or your organization’s designee can also attend committee meetings by phone or in person. Participation levels vary by committee. Some are short-term, and some are standing responsibilities that continue indefinitely. Directors elected serve from April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2023.

Board of Director Nominations

  • Nominations for the 2020 fiscal year open on November 1, 2019.
  • Download the Nomination Form.
  • Complete the Nomination Form and submit it in one of the following methods:

Send materials to:


(507) 233-8140


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

Review the election schedule

January 9-11, 2020

Indianapolis, Indiana