About NDA

NDA’s Initiative

The mission of the National Deer Alliance (NDA) is to serve as the guardian of wild deer conservation (white-tailed deer, mule deer, black-tailed deer, coues deer, and Key deer), and our hunting heritage. Formally incorporated in May 2015, the NDA is driven to assemble and unite a diverse group of stakeholders that includes hunters, managers, and the hunting industry to help create positive outcomes for deer and deer hunting.

NDA's Priorities

  • Diseases (chronic wasting disease)
  • Wild deer conservation
  • Hunter access
  • State and federal land management


  • Nick Pinizzotto, President and CEO
  • Torin Miller, Policy and Outreach Coordinator

Board of Directors

  • Sam Burgeson (Chairman), President - Wildlife Research Center
  • Chris Dolnack (Vice Chairman), Senior V.P. and Chief Marketing Officer –National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • Dan Forster, (Vice Chairman), V.P. and Chief Conservation Officer, Archery Trade Association
  • Jay McAninch (Vice Chairman and Inaugural Chairman), Archery Trade Association, Retired
  • Miles Moretti (Vice Chairman and Past Chairman), President and CEO – Mule Deer Foundation
  • Steve Williams (Vice Chairman), President – Wildlife Management Institute
  • Bryan Burhans, Executive Director - Pennsylvania Game Commission
  • Whit Fosburgh, President and CEO – Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
  • David Guynn, Professor Emeritus – Clemson University
  • Glenn Johnson - General Manager, Recreation Management - Weyerhaeuser
  • Rob Keck, Director of Conservation – Bass Pro Shops
  • Krysten Schuler, Wildlife Disease Ecologist, Cornell University
  • Greg Simons, Principal and General Manager, Wildlife Systems, Inc.
  • Mike Spors, National Conservation Director – Whitetails Unlimited
  • Chuck Sykes, Director - Wildlife and Fisheries Division of Alabama DCNR