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Kenyon R. Gleason

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Kenyon Gleason has been President of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) since 2015. NASGW is a trade association representing the business interests of shooting sports industry wholesalers and approximately 650 associate members. Kenyon oversees day-to-day operations of the association, including membership development, service and member relations, association benefit programs, fund-raising, and coordination and development of NASGW’s annual Expo event. He also serves as secretary of the NASGW Board of Directors.

Prior to joining NASGW, Kenyon was vice president of development and field operations for the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) in Washington, DC.


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Kenyon Gleason has been President of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) since 2015. NASGW is a trade association representing the business interests of shooting sports industry wholesalers and approximately 650 associate members. Kenyon oversees day-to-day operations of the association, including membership development, service and member relations, association benefit programs, fund-raising, and coordination and development of NASGW’s annual Expo event. He also serves as secretary of the NASGW Board of Directors.

Prior to joining NASGW, Kenyon was vice president of development and field operations for the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) in Washington, DC.

Before working in the association world, he held communications, marketing, and public relations positions for a leading hospital network in South Dakota, the University of South Dakota, and a national ethanol fuels company. Kenyon was elected to an at-large seat on the Sioux Falls City Council in 2000, serving four years, one as council chairman. He has been active in statewide South Dakota politics, serving as coalition director for the GOP Victory Office during the 2002 House and Senate races. Kenyon is also an award-winning journalist and has worked in television, radio, and print newsrooms across the upper Midwest.  

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