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NRA Announces New Officers

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

NRA Announces New Officers

Elected at Annual Meeting of Members


Fairfax—The National Rifle Association (NRA) is proud to announce its newly elected officers and board members.


The following were elected as officers of the National Rifle Association by the Board of Directors: Sandra S. Froman, president; Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice-President; John C. Sigler, 1st Vice President; Ronald L. Schmeits, 2nd Vice-President; Edward J. Land, Jr., Secretary and Wilson H. Phillips, Treasurer.


Upon re-election, Wayne LaPierre re-appointed Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of Institute for Legislative Action and Craig D. Sandler, Executive Director, General Operations.


Sandra Froman’s bio is available at

John Sigler’s bio is available at

Ronald Schmeits’ bio is available at


The following individuals are newly elected Members of the NRA Board of Directors:

(Listed in Alphabetical Order)


Mr. Sanford M. Abrams

Dr. Thomas P. Arvas

Dr. David E. Bennett, III

Chief J. William Carter

Ms. Patricia A. Clark

Mr. Allan D. Cors

Mr. Charles L. Cotton

Professor David G. Coy

Mr. John L. Cushman

Mr. William H. Dailey

Mr. Joel Friedman

Governor James S. Gilmore, III

Mr. Roy Innis

Mr. John F. Milius

Senator Zell Miller

Sheriff Peter J. Printz

Mr. Todd J. Rathner

Chief Kayne B. Robinson

Chief Carl T. Rowan, Jr.

Mr. Harold W. Schroeder

Mr. Tom Selleck

Mr. Bruce E. Stern

Mr. Don Turner

Mr. Howard J. Walter

Detective Lieutenant Dennis L. Willing



Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen`s group.  Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime.  The Association remains the nation`s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military.

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