Directors & Officers

Tom Taylor – Chairman, Director

Tom is the Chairman and CEO of HAVA in charge of all activities with authority to commit the organization within Board of Director oversight guidelines. He is a shooting sports industry leader and enthusiast, and is currently the Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President of Commercial Sales for Sig Sauer, in addition to his HAVA leadership.  Tom also serves the outdoor industry on the National Shooting Sports Foundation Board of Governors.  In past roles, he has executive experience with Smith & Wesson, Remington, Mossberg and Coca Cola.

Allan Bender – Secretary, Treasurer, Director

Al functions as HAVA’s Business Director responsible to the Chairman and the Board of Directors for the orderly organization and execution of HAVA affairs, web site, publicity, communications, fund-raising, finance and legal affairs. He is a consumer products marketing veteran who works with sports industry associations and companies as a marketing and business consultant.

Pat Mundy – Director

Pat brings years of industry experience and relationships to the HAVA Director Team.  He is a passionate and dedicated hunter, shooter, and hand-loader who believes strongly in HAVA’s mission and has been involved in the organization since inception.  he is currently Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Nosler, Inc.

Steve Nessl – Director

More than a decade of leadership in the outdoors industry establishes Steve as an asset in fostering HAVA’s outreach, as well as in identifying and developing opportunities to further HAVA’s mission of service. He is an avid outdoorsman and handles marketing communications for Yamaha ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles.

Mark Oliva – Director

Mark Oliva is the Director for Public Affairs at the Nation Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. (NSSF), the firearm industry’s trade association. He is responsible for NSSF’s communications on policy, government relations, and legislative issues. He is a 25 year veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served in communication roles and in multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bruce Pettet – Director

Bruce is the President & CEO of Leupold & Stevens, Inc. He also currently serves on the Board of Governors for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Bruce has spent the majority of his career in the sporting goods industry and is an avid hunter and outdoor sports enthusiast.

Jon Pastusek – Director

Jon Pastusek is the CEO and Co-Owner of XS Sights. Jon has spent his entire life working side by side with his late father, Ed Pastusek, who was the founder of the company. Jon and XS Sights will always continue his legacy to promote the GOODGUYs and honor his commitment to leave our world better than we found it.

Mark Smith – Director

Mark Smith has served as Co-President and Co-CEO of Smith & Wesson since early 2020. He joined the company in 2010 as VP of Supply Chain Management and was later promoted to VP of Manufacturing & Supply Chain. Mark has over 20 years of experience in operations and supply chain across multiple industries, from Fortune 500 to diversified internal corporations – in both international and domestic markets. Mark is a graduate of Purdue University with a BS in Chemical Engineering.

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