From D1 Baseball to Advocating for the Outdoors

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Fred Ferguson serves as Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for Vista Outdoor, Inc. (NYSE: VSTO) and its 40+ consumer brands. In this capacity, Ferguson supports the investor relations portfolio and directly manages corporate communications, government relations and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting. Ferguson’s duties support corporate strategy and objectives while also bolstering brand-level planning and execution.

Fred began with Vista Outdoor Inc. in 2017 following a career in the United States House of Representatives where he served as Chief of Staff to a senior Member of Congress. Ferguson’s specialty was outdoor recreation, natural resources and energy policy and he successfully drafted and negotiated 19 bipartisan bills that become Public Law.

He is widely known for his managerial strengths, long-term vision and culture-building mindset. He has been recognized as a Top Corporate Lobbyist by The Hill (2019 and 2020) and the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics (2020).

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