Nick Pinizzotto is the new president and CEO of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) and the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation (USSAF).
Pinizzotto, most recently of Bismarck, N.D., will begin in early July. He comes to the USSA/USSAF with nearly two decades of work in the conservation field — in both the private and non-profit sectors. Most recently, he was the CEO of Delta Waterfowl Foundation. Pinizzotto will succeed Walter “Bud” Pidgeon Jr., who announced his resignation as CEO after more than 16 years of distinguished service.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to lead an organization that has fought coast to coast for sportsmen’s rights for more than 35 years,” Pinizzotto said. “Although our community still faces great challenges, I am confident I can help continue and build upon USSA’s tremendous record of success.”
Before Delta Waterfowl Foundation, Pinizzotto was an executive with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, overseeing award-winning conservation programs and crafting plans to creatively increase fundraising for the organization.
An avid outdoorsman, and originally from Indiana, Pa., Pinizzotto and his wife, Angela, are relocating to central Ohio.
Pidgeon oversaw numerous successful campaigns to protect and defend hunting, fishing, trapping, and shooting and to ensure the future of outdoor sports during his tenure with the organizations.
“It was a privilege to have served as president and CEO of the USSA and USSAF,” he said. “Together we accomplished so much. I wish all the best to Nick as he assumes the CEO role.”