Glenn Sapir Retires from the NSSF
Posted by NYSOWA
May 9, 2014
Glenn Sapir is a past president, the current secretary and a longtime member of the NYSOWA.
We wish him the best in his
retirement from the National Shooting Sports Foundation
The following news release ran in SHOT Business:
PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. - Glenn Sapir, veteran outdoor communicator, has announced his retirement from his position of Director, Editorial Services, for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), effective Friday, April 25.
Since 2003, Sapir had been coordinator of and/or contributor to several of the organization's newsletters, edited The Range Report enewsletter for shooting facilities, coordinated the creation of NSSF's award-winning Annual Review and contributed more than 50 articles per year to magazines and electronic publications that welcomed NSSF's message.
Sapir's storied career began in 1970 as Assistant Editor of Outdoor Life magazine.
He held subsequent positions with Sports Afield and, for 18 years, with Field & Stream, making him the first person to serve on the editorial staffs of what was then called "the Big Three.
In 1989 Sapir established Ashmark Communications, Inc. as a full-service editorial company, and for the 13 years before joining NSSF, he headed that business while also becoming licensed as a securities broker.
Other editorships included New York Sportsman and Family Entertainment Center and the first electronic outdoor magazine, Outdoor Bytes
, which was nominated for a national award by the Smithsonian Institution
byline has appeared more than a thousand times in dozens of publications.
Sapir has been active in outdoor writer organizations, serving as president of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, the New York State Outdoor Writers Association and the New York Metropolitan Outdoor Press Association.
has been recognized several times by those organizations for his
writing and photography.
OWAA bestowed upon him two of its most prestigious awards, the J. Hammond Brown Memorial Award for extraordinary service and the Excellence in Craft Award for lifetime achievement.
In recognition of his
was inducted into the New York State Outdoorsmen's Hall of Fame
"Working at NSSF has been an honor and a pleasure, but I am not going out to pasture now," Sapir said.
"I'm merely beginning the next chapter of my life.
will begin this new chapter of his
outdoor communications career through Ashmark Communications, Inc.
, 845-528-0968, email firstname.lastname@example.org.