This episode of Bullet Points features USA Shooting‘s New CEO, Matt Suggs.
Long-time executive leader and former National Team Member, Matt Suggs, has been selected by USA Shooting for the role of Chief Executive Officer. Matt will begin his duties with America’s Shooting Team beginning August 1. He brings an 18-year competitive rifle shooting career highlighted by multiple National Championships, World Championship Medals, and participation in numerous National Rifle Association (NRA), Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), and USA Shooting programs. In his new role, Matt will be responsible for implementing USA Shooting’s new strategic plan.
Matt served on the USAS Board of Directors since May 2019. During that time, he stepped in as a strategic leader and helped guide the organization through recent challenges, including those resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. An experienced leader, Matt has immeasurable experience across sales, marketing, leadership, and operational functions from the U.S. Army, General Electric, Ariba, and Oracle. For the past 10 years, Matt served as Executive Vice President for Mediafly Inc, where he led the sales and customer success functions of a fast-growing enterprise software provider headquartered in Chicago, IL. As a member of the executive committee, Matt helped guide the overall strategy of Mediafly and built many of the business processes that helped make Mediafly the chosen sales enablement provider for the world’s most admired companies like PepsiCo, Goldman Sachs, The Walt Disney Company, IBM, and LG.
“USA Shooting is in a very opportune crossroads with new directions being forged and simultaneously refining our focus in the pursuit of excellence on the world stage. We started on this journey to find the right person to lead USA Shooting through these challenging times while strengthening our position,” said Chad Whittenburg, Chairman of the USA Shooting Board of Directors. “In Matt Suggs we have found that very person. Matt embodies the true sport that is USA Shooting. As a former ten-time National Team Member as an Army officer, a very successful businessman, and team builder, Matt will lead USA Shooting, build our Team, and ensure we prepare our athletes to compete for every podium and Raise the Flag!”
About USA Shooting:
USA Shooting prepares American athletes to win Olympic and Paralympic medals, promote the shooting sports throughout the U.S., and govern the conduct of international shooting in the country. USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National governing body for the sports of shooting in April 1995. The organization implements and manages development programs and sanctions events at the local, state, regional, and national levels. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, USA Shooting has a full-time staff dedicated to furthering the sport and supporting athletes and members of the organization. Partially funded by the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Shooting relies on donations from supporters of the Olympic Movement, membership dues, event fees, and the corporate partners who take a strong interest in the development of the U.S. Shooting Team. For details, visit: USA Shooting Team / USA Shooting.
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