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Rick McKinney, three-time World Champion target archer and U.S. Olympic Archery Team silver medalist, has been elected to a three-year term as President of the Archery Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. The announcement followed the AHOF’s annual September board meeting in Springfield, MO. McKinney, who claimed world archery titles in 1977, 1983 and 1885, also captured an individual silver medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics and shared a team silver medal in 1988. More recently, he was an NBC TV archery analyst during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
“I am very humbled and honored to be selected President of the AHOF,” McKinney stated. “Most of the people inducted into the Hall are people I have admired greatly; quite a few have been my mentors. I’m looking forward to moving the program onward and upward to enhance the quality and notoriety of the Hall. Getting industry support is key to our first goal and I am hoping that we can progress at a pace that would make our founder, Dave Staples, proud.”
According to Diane Miller, AHOF Executive Director, other newly elected officers include Vice President Joe St. Charles, and Secretary Jane Johnson. Present Directors completing their current terms include Billy Staples, Ann Clark, Diane Miller, and M. R. James. Former Secretary Marilyn Bentz, who heads the National Bowhunter Education Foundation and served as AHOF Museum coordinator leading up to 2012’s successful opening of the Hall’s Missouri facility, resigned from the Board prior to relocating from Arkansas to South Dakota.
The AHOF previously announced that its latest member, Bob Lee of Wing Archery fame, had been elected to the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013. Lee and a yet-to-be named member of the Veteran’s Committee, along with members from the Class of 2014 to be elected early next year, will be inducted at the Springfield facility on August 2, 2014.
For additional information, contact Diane Miller, AHOF Executive Director, at (814) 392-8901