MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) Board of Directors has chosen Matt Carlson as successor to retiring president and chief executive officer Jim Faltinek.
At its annual meeting, directors met and interviewed candidates, who had been presented by the five-person Selection Committee. Carlson was one of more than 130 candidates for the position held for 28 years by Faltinek, whose retirement becomes effective on May 2.
The Board unanimously elected Carlson, and he will begin his duties as senior vice president and president/CEO-Elect on April 1. Faltinek will work with Carlson to ensure a smooth transition.
Carlson will officially become president and CEO at the NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit, which will be held May 4-7 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Prior to taking over the top staff position at NSGA, Carlson had served for eight years as the city administrator of Delafield, Wisconsin, and was assistant village manager for three of his 11-year tenure at the Village of Glenview, Illinois.
“Matt has a history of getting things done, and that’s exactly the type of person NSGA needs,” Faltinek said. “The skills he honed while serving in public administration are very much applicable to NSGA."