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Justin Miller of Scholastic Sports Sales Joins NSGA Board of Directors; Gordon Geiger Takes Over as Chairman

Featured, NSGA News • June 4, 2024



Marty Maciaszek, Director of Communications and Team Dealer Division 
(847) 296-6742, ext. 1260 

DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (June 4, 2024) – The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) made a change to its Board of Directors with the appointment of Justin Miller of Scholastic Sports Sales in Manlius, New York to the District IV board seat. Miller started his three-year term on the Board and Gordon Geiger began his three-year term as Board Chairman on June 1. 

Miller is the president of Scholastic Sports Sales, which is in its third generation as a family owned and operated team dealer in suburban Syracuse. Scholastic celebrated its 50th anniversary in April and is one of the most respected independent team dealers in the United States as an NSGA All-Star Verified Independent Dealer. 

“We are happy to have Justin bring his enthusiasm, energy and expertise to the NSGA Board,” said Matt Carlson, NSGA President & CEO. “Justin’s wide range of experiences at Scholastic Sports Sales and family history in the industry will make him a great addition.” 

Miller was promoted to President of Scholastic Sports Sales in 2021 after an eight-year stint as Vice President of Operations. He began running the clothing department at Scholastic in 2011 after he graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.  

Miller helped his cousin open Scholastic’s screen-printing department, where he worked after school and on weekends for seven years. He also worked in the company’s warehouse during school summer vacations. 

“I can remember my dad (Jeff) bringing the heat presses home after work to have myself and my two brothers work on uniforms,” Justin Miller said. “It has been a a fun journey so far and I look forward to what the future has to bring. I’m excited to join the NSGA Board to understand what’s going on in other parts of the country and to come up with ideas and solutions to solve upcoming issues within the industry that I have spent my entire life in.” 

Geiger takes over as Board Chairman after Pat Donnelley concluded his four-year tenure. Geiger is the executive vice president and co-owner of Geiger’s, which has provided clothing, footwear and gear for snow sports and outdoor activities since 1932 and has two locations in the Cleveland suburbs of Lakewood and Chagrin Falls. Geiger joined the NSGA Board in 2021 and was the Treasurer/Chair Elect and he also served as Board Chairman of the National Ski & Snowboard Retailers Association (NSSRA). 

“We are excited to have Gordon impacting the industry as the leader of the NSGA Board,” Carlson said. “He brings an excellent perspective to all the challenges the industry faces since Geiger’s is a specialty retailer in snow sports and it also has a team sports sales component. 

“Pat was a great voice on the NSGA Board during his tenure as chairman and he helped everyone navigate through some of the biggest challenges our industry has faced. We are glad he will continue to be involved while serving as Past Chairman.” 

Bob Fawley (Capitol Varsity Sports, Oxford, Ohio), who has also been on the Board since 2021, becomes the Treasurer/Chair Elect and joins the Executive Committee with Geiger and Donnelley. Miller replaces David Labbe (Kittery Trading Post, Kittery, Maine), whose 14 years of service on the Board included a tenure as Chairman from 2016-19. 

“We can’t thank David enough for the time and effort he put in to helping NSGA and the sporting goods industry,” Carlson said. “He provided tremendous guidance and input during some of the most challenging and uncertain times in our industry. We look forward to continuing our great relationship with David and Kittery Trading Post.” 

About the National Sporting Goods Association 

Since 1929, the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) has been the leading voice and go-to resource for the sporting goods industry. NSGA helps the industry grow its businesses through research, advocacy and networking. For more information about membership or NSGA’s products and services, please visit


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