David Labbe Begins Tenure as Chairman of NSGA Board, Executive Committee Structure Set

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MOUNT PROSPECT, ILLINOIS (July 27, 2016) – The National Sporting Goods Association’s Board of Directors will be led by David Labbe for the next two years. His term as Chairman began June 1, 2016. Labbe is the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and the Chief Financial Officer of Kittery Trading Post, which has been a sporting goods fixture in southern Maine since 1938. During Labbe’s more than 29 years at Kittery, the store has grown from 20,000 to 100,000 square feet and from 100 to more than 300 employees.

Cathy Pryor joins the Board’s Executive Committee as Treasurer/Chairperson Elect. Pryor is Senior Vice President of Store Operations for Hibbett Sports. She has participated on the NSGA Board since 2012 and currently serves as Chairperson of the Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame Committee. Hibbett Sports, which started in 1945 under the name Dixie Supply Company, has more than 1,000 stores in 33 states. Pryor has been with the company since 1988. Pryor will serve on the Executive Committee with Labbe and Past Chairman Randy Nill (Nill Brothers Sports).

“David and Cathy have long histories with the sporting goods industry and involvement with NSGA. They will be great contributors to the Executive Committee,” commented NSGA President & CEO, Matt Carlson. “We’re looking forward to their help advancing NSGA’s mission.” 

About NSGA
The National Sporting Goods Association has served as the leading voice for the sporting goods industry since 1929. NSGA’s mission is to support its members’ efforts to grow their business and to advocate on their behalf. NSGA develops industry research and publications, while also providing discounted business services and hosting the annual NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit. For more information about membership or NSGA’s products and services, please visit www.nsga.org.