NSSRA Adds Director of Development

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL – The National Ski & Snowboard Retailers Association(NSSRA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Kahn as Director ofDevelopment for the association. Kahn will work with NSSRA to identifyissues of interest to all retailers and represent these issues to the skiand snowboard industry as a whole.

“I am excited about the prospect of uniting a fragmented ski and snowboardretail community and working with the SnowSports Industries America (SIA)and the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) on issues of mutual interest,”said Kahn.

“The NSSRA Board has identified three critical issues for Kahn to begin hiswork, including assisting in adjusting the timing of the retail buyingseason, insuring the preservation of a strong specialty ski and snowboardretail community, and growing the sports of skiing and snowboarding both inarea visits as well as participants,” NSSRA Chairman Brad Nelson said.

Kahn will also work to increase NSSRA membership. NSSRA President Thomas B.Doyle said, “I look forward to working with Roger to help make theassociation more relevant to the needs of ski and snowboard retailers aroundthe country.”

Kahn was the owner of Porter’s Ski & Sport, a small chain of ski andsnowboard shops located at North Lake Tahoe, which he sold in 2002. Duringhis 30-year ownership of Porter’s, Kahn served on a number of industrypanels and was a long-time executive board member of the Sports SpecialistsLtd. buying group.

Kahn can be reached at P.O. Box 8378, Tahoe City, CA 96145. Phone: (530)583-5930; fax: (530) 583-0752; e-mail: kahnroger@hotmail.com.

For additional information on NSSRA: National Ski & Snowboard RetailersAssociation, 1601 Feehanville Drive, Suite 300, Mount Prospect IL 60056.Phone: 847.391.9825; e-mail: info@nssra.com ; URL:www.nssra.com .