Sports Specialists Ltd (SSL) elects officers

Sports specialists ltd (ssl) announces elections of Brad Nelson(hi tempo ski & sail, mn), Gordon Geiger(geiger’s ski & sport haus, oh) and Sig Fossum (sporthaus, wa) to board; elects officers

VICTOR, NY — February 1, 2012 – Sports Specialists Limited (SSL) announces the re-election of Brad Nelson of Hi Tempo Ski Snowboard & Sail, White Bear Lake, MN, to the Board of Directors. SSL also announces the election of Gordon Geiger of Geiger’s Ski & Sport Haus in Chagrin Falls, OH and Sig Fossum of Sporthaus in Yakima, WA, all to Three (3) Year Terms. Bob Rudy of Rudy’s At Wisp Mountain, MD, and Greg Dekdebrun of Dekdebrun’s Ski & Snowboard in Ellicottville, NY, recently completed their terms.

Steve Rogers, President & CEO of SSL said, “All of us at SSL are grateful to both Bob and Greg for their many years of service to our organization as a directors and Bob as Chairman of the Board for the past six(6) years. We also welcome Brad Nelson back to the Board and look forward to the continued benefit of his experience as a retailer and advocate for our industry.” Nelson has served on the National Ski and Snowboard Retailers Association Board for many years and is currently NSSRA Chairman. SSL also welcomes new Board Members Gordon and Sig to board. “We look forward to adding strong business people like Gordon and Sig to our Board. Their knowledge and integrity will further strengthen of our board of directors.”

The following were elected officers of SSL for 2012: Mark Williams, (Williams Ski & Patio, IL) as Chairman; Gary Cole, (Cole Sport, UT), as Vice Chairman; Brad Nelson, (Hi Tempo, MN), as Secretary, and Alan Newman (Alpine Boardsports, AZ), as Treasurer.

Also serving on the SSL Board are Alan Davis, Princeton Sports, MD; Marsha Mather, Laacke & Joys, WI; and Larry Merkel, Roundhouse Sports Center, MT.

Founded in 1971, Sports Specialists Limited is the leading specialty snowsports retail buying group in the US. SSL membership consists of 60 retail organizations in 27 states and the District of Columbia with over 140 retail and rental outlets across the country.