ATK’s DeYoung to lead Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
ATK President and CEO Mark W. DeYoung has been elected chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Board of Directors.
DeYoung is the current vice chair of the board and will begin his term in January.
“The CSF serves a vital function in its mission to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping,” DeYoung said in a statement.
ATK announced in April its plans to spin off its sporting business and merge its aerospace and defense business with Orbital Sciences Corp. After the transaction is finalized, DeYoung will be chairman and CEO of the new company, Vista Outdoor Inc.
The new, publicly traded company will design, manufacture and market consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets.
DeYoung is an avid hunter and angler and a member of numerous wildlife organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pheasants Forever, Whitetails Unlimited, Wild Sheep Foundation, and the National Rifle Association.