National Deer Alliance Announces Pinizzoto As First President and CEO
By Toby Trigger

Posted: December 5, 2015


FAIRFAX, VA – The National Deer Alliance (NDA) is proud to announce Nick Pinizzotto as its first President and CEO. Nick’s recent employment history includes serving as CEO of the Sportsman’s Alliance and CEO of Delta Waterfowl Foundation. Nick also is an avid outdoorsman with a particular passion for deer and deer hunting.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Nick as our inaugural President and CEO,” said Jay McAninch, CEO of the Archery Trade Association (ATA) and Chair of the NDA. “Following an exhaustive nationwide search, the NDA Board of Directors was unanimous that Nick was best suited to lead our alliance of deer organizations, state wildlife agencies and industry companies into the future. Nick’s vision and drive to take full advantage of the unique opportunity offered by the NDA is exciting. His executive management skills and proven track record made him the obvious choice.”

“Nick’s experience in policy and advocacy combined with his knowledge of deer and passion for deer hunting make him especially well-suited for this unique role,” said Brian Murphy, CEO of the Quality Deer Management Association and Vice Chair of the NDA. “Nick also is well connected in the outdoor industry, which will be essential to building the relationships necessary for NDA’s success.”

“This is a critical time for all deer species in North America and the formation of NDA couldn’t be more timely,” said Nick Pinizzoto. “As someone with a deep love and respect for deer, I am certainly excited for this opportunity. More importantly, I look forward to rolling up our sleeves and working hard on the issues that impact deer and deer hunters.”

Nick officially began on December 1, 2015, and he will work from a home office in Ohio. In early 2016, he will be attending many of the major outdoor shows such as ATA and SHOT as well as the annual conventions of the Quality Deer Management Association, Mule Deer Foundation, and Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Anyone interested in contacting Nick can do so by emailing him at

About NDA: The NDA is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization with a mission to serve as the unified voice for wild deer, deer hunting and deer management in the United States. Founding members include: Archery Trade Association, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Mule Deer Foundation, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Quality Deer Management Association, Vista Outdoor and Whitetails Unlimited.

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