March 14, 2017

Vista Outdoor’s President of Outdoor Products Joins Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Board

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) recently welcomed Dave Allen, Outdoor Products President for Vista Outdoor Inc., to its Board of Directors.

Allen joins 29 other leaders from the sportsmen’s community and allied industries who are committed to CSF’s mission of protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping.

At Vista Outdoor, Allen is responsible for segment-level financial performance, strategic planning, innovation and new products, brand management and marketing, product line management, sourcing and supply chain management, capital expenditures, and R&D investment and returns, and talent management. He has worked in the outdoor product industry throughout his career, and joined Vista Outdoor in May 2016. Allen is also an avid outdoorsman during his free time and enjoys wing shooting ducks, pheasant and chukar.

“CSF is instrumental in protecting hunting, shooting and fishing rights for outdoor enthusiasts to pursue their passion,” said Allen. “I’m honored to join the board of directors and look forward to working with members of Congress, governors and state legislatures to further advance this important mission.”

“We appreciate having Vista Outdoor represented on CSF’s Board of Directors. This company is the umbrella for some of the largest and most popular outdoor recreation brands, including hunting and fishing,” said CSF President Jeff Crane. “The sportsmen and women who use these products are constituents of the federal and state legislators who drive policy efforts advancing our outdoor heritage.”

Vista Outdoor CEO Mark DeYoung is CSF’s former Board of Directors Chairman, and was a member of the Board from 2013 to 2016.

About Vista Outdoor Inc.

Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Outdoor Products and Shooting Sports, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Farmington, Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. For news and information visit or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at

Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?

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