Columbus, OH -(AmmoLand.com)- Effective Dec. 1, the Sportsmen’s Alliance board of directors appointed Evan Heusinkveld as acting President and CEO of Sportsmen’s Alliance.
Heusinkveld, who has served the Sportsmen’s Alliance as the vice president of government affairs for two years, has more than a decade of experience in government affairs, public policy and campaign management, as well as legal and legislative involvement.
His recent work to protect hunting, fishing and trapping at the local, state and federal levels include managing the strategy that defeated the Humane Society of the United States when they initiated a ban on hunting and trapping bears in Maine, overseeing the appeal of the gray wolf court ruling that returned the apex predators to the protections of the Endangered Species Act and challenging lawsuits in Maine over trapping of Canada lynx, as well as working with state legislators to expand Families Afield legislation, which reduces barriers for new hunters seeking to experience the outdoors.
“I believe in Evan, as he has been at the forefront of every issue since 2007,” said Mason Lampton, chairman of the board of directors for the Sportsmen’s Alliance. “He is a leader that has impeccable judgment coupled with experience.”
“It's an immense honor to be asked to lead our organization in this time of transition,” said Heusinkveld. “We've made great strides over the past few years, including historic victories, but much work remains to be done. Our adversaries will stop at nothing to destroy our way of life. I look forward to the good work our team will accomplish going forward.”
About the Sportsmen's Alliance:
The Sportsmen’s Alliance is a 501 (c) 4 organization that protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization that supports the same mission through public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible.