At the 2019 Yale Mayors College & CEO Summit in New York City on June 4, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto honored Ed Stack, the chairman and CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, for his work on behalf of gun safety measures.
Under Stack’s direction, Dick’s removed all assault-style firearms, high-capacity magazines and bump stocks from its stores following the February 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. He has also lobbied Congress to adopt universal background checks and other reasonable forms of gun regulation, and is part of an Everytown for Gun Safety business council.
Peduto presented Stack with the summit’s Maverick in Leadership Award. Joining the mayor in presenting the award will be Farooq Kathwari, chairman, president and CEO of Ethan Allen.
“It’s my honor to present Ed Stack with this award, and to celebrate the integrity and courage he has shown in taking on what we in Pittsburgh know to be one of the most important fights of our time – protecting our neighborhoods, schools, places of worship and all public places from the gun violence epidemic,” Peduto said in a release.
Dick’s Sporting Goods is headquartered in Coraopolis, PA.