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.


Jan Mladek – Director

Two decades of sports industry experience in marketing and business development makes Jan an ideal contributor to HAVA’s development and outreach programs. A communications pro and shooting sports enthusiast, he is an industry leader serving as Smith & Wesson’s Director Of Marketing

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.

Chris Dolnack – Director

Chris Dolnack has held a variety of sales and marketing positions over a 30-year career in the outdoor recreation industry including iconic brands such as Colt, Smith & Wesson, Fenwick, Woodstream and Berkley. As Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for the National Shooting Sports Foundation Chris leads marketing and sales operations, branding, marketing communications, social media, member services and the industry’s largest trade show, the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show.

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.


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National Shooting Sports Foundation

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Glock Perfection






XS Sights

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