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This profile was last updated on 11/8/02  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

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Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame, 8 Nov 2002 [cached]
Gertrude (Gert) Boyle, Columbia Sportswear; Jake Burton Carpenter, Burton Snowboards; and Patrick Galyan, Galyan's, are the newest winners of this special honor.
Patrick Galyan Galyan's
Pat Galyan was born in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Albert and Naomi Galyan, where his father was a prominent local grocer.
Upon graduation in 1972, Pat received his commission in the U.S. Navy and spent most of his tour in the Aleutian Islands.After leaving the service, he returned home and started to run the family business, which included two grocery stores and Galyan's Trading Post, which at that time was a boat, gun and fishing store.
Upon taking over, Pat quickly eliminated the grocery stores and started to expand the sporting goods offerings at the Post, which evolved into a full-sports and boat store of 60,000-70,000 square feet.He developed a penchant for large stores in order to provide the customer with great assortments.
He also was very focused on customer service.With this background and belief system of "staying in stock and waiting on the customer" as the bedrock on how to operate at retail, he built his first store outside Indianapolis, in Columbus, Ohio.This store was a true "category killer" in every way, and it caught the eye of The Limited, which decided to purchase the company.
The Limited retained Pat to run and build the operation into a national chain, which he did under The Limited's ownership for three years.At that time, Pat decided to retire, and sold the majority of the company to Freeman Spogli, which embarked on a national rollout of the chain.
Pat served on the NSGA Board of Directors from 1993-97.
Pat has a son, Courtney, a daughter, Paige, and currently lives in Indianapolis with his wife Nancy.He spends the bulk of his time in the outdoors with his wife - hunting, fishing, skiing, camping, and hiking.
He also works with The Conservation Fund, a national organization that forges partnerships to conserve America's legacy of land and water resources, primarily through land acquisition.
Founded in 1929, NSGA's mission is to help all members profit in a competitive marketplace.The Association organizes and hosts the annual NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit, the sporting goods industry's premier educational and networking event (Next: May 18-21, 2003, at the new JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz.).
Patrick ..., 2 Jan 2015 [cached]
Patrick Galyan Outdoor Industry Program Director
Staff | The Conservation Fund, 31 Mar 2014 [cached]
Patrick Galyan, Outdoor Industry Program Director
, Galyan joins ..., 5 July 2007 [cached]
, Galyan joins Gore in global warming fight
Galyan joins Gore in global warming fight
With one of Indiana's most recognized family names in business, Patrick Galyan is a proven entrepreneur willing to take on a good challenge.
Patrick Galyan, former CEO of the family-owned Galyan's Trading Co. sporting goods stores, has become an environmentalist intent on conserving millions of acres in Alaska. - Bruce C. Smith / The Star
Galyan insists his motives to fight global warming aren't political.Rather, he said during an interview at his Eagle Creek-area home, he wants to spread the message to other entrepreneurs and business owners that saving the environment is more than just good business.It is the future of our planet."Some people don't want to hear this.They say they don't want to be confused by the facts," Galyan said."But as a citizen of the world, it is obvious that we have to change."He took over the Galyan's Trading Co. founded by his parents several decades ago in Plainfield and built it to a growing force in retailing and sporting goods.The company was sold in 2004 to Dick's Sporting Goods.And when he stepped down as chief executive in 1997, Galyan didn't stop looking for more opportunities.Galyan focused on preserving 40 million acres of Alaska from development.He works as a fundraising liaison for the international Conservation Fund, which buys land or the development rights with the intent of keeping from developers.But then came Gore's award-winning movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," which spells out his arguments that people are one cause of global warming.And the carnage on the Earth caused by tiny temperature changes is preventable, if only the world would wake up.Galyan is one of about 1,000 lecturers, including several Hoosiers, trained this spring by Gore and others in the Climate Project based at Nashville, Tenn.
Armed with information, scientific data, charts and graphs that show the Earth is already suffering an unprecedented global increase in temperature, Galyan is certified to present his version of "An Inconvenient Truth."Certified in April, he's begun talking to Indianapolis-area businesses, professional firms, libraries and other audiences.He will speak at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Vogue nightclub, 6259 N. College Ave., Indianapolis."I relate to these audiences because they are filled with entrepreneurs like me.And they have fresh ideas and the power to spread the word even farther," Galyan said.
Much like the Gore movie, Galyan said the obvious evidence of global warming can be seen in the dramatic pictures of melting ice fields."And you see it all over the world, in the polar regions and glaciers, everywhere," Galyan said."The evidence of warming is unmistakable, and it goes far beyond the cyclical events in Earth's history."Much like Gore's presentations, Galyan points to the burning of fossil fuels as one of the causes of greenhouse gases that contribute to atmospheric warming."The point is, the Earth has limited resources to support us all," said Galyan.For information about the presentations, Galyan may be reached at >Read tomorrow's Hendricks County Star for more details.
PanHunting - About Us, 22 Sept 2012 [cached]
The force behind PanHunting is Company President Pat Galyan, who blazed the trail to the top of the retail sporting goods business with the creation of retail stores bearing his name. He leads a highly experienced, professional staff that spends hundreds of days each year on the road searching for new destinations and escorting customers to camps and resorts all over the world.
Pat Galyan Owner/President
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