USA Shooting hired Craig Kozeniesky as CEO, effective early January 2023. Brent McPherson will serve as interim CEO, and Alex Szablewski as interim COO until Kozeniesky assumes his role full-time.

Kozeniesky served in the Marine Corps for 27 years, He is a combat veteran of Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan and has been connected with USA Shooting for over ten years.

“As chairman of the board, I consider it an esteemed honor to welcome Colonel Craig Kozeniesky to the helm of our organization,” said Chad Whittenburg, chairman, USA Shooting Board and president, USA Shooting Federation. “Colonel Kozeniesky is a proven leader in the shooting industry and the Marine Corps, both in and out of combat.”

Kozeniesky’s military career includes infantry, reconnaissance and joint special operations. Since retirement, Kozeniesky has worked as deputy secretary for operations and in U.S. government contracting for the Nevada Secretary of State Office. Most recently, he has been vice president of development for PrairieFire, a shooting sports, training and destination business.