Richard PattersonRick Patterson is the Managing Director of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute Inc. (SAAMI), a standards-setting organization for the manufacturers of sporting arms and ammunition in the United States. In addition, Mr. Patterson is the Director of the Facility Development Division of the National Association of Shooting Ranges (NASR). NASR is dedicated to promoting and protecting target shooting facilities by providing leadership in information, communication and partnerships between ranges, industry and community. The program provides guidance on every aspect of developing and operating a safe and successful target shooting facility. Patterson developed and launched the Facility Development Series of guidance publications, the Rangeinfo Web Site-a comprehensive information resource for range operators and developers-the Range Video Series and the NASR 5-Star rating system. He has also developed successful partnerships with many state and federal wildlife, environmental and occupational health agencies to provide range operators and developers with guidance and resources on issues such as NEPA compliance, environmental management and employee safety. Prior to joining the NSSF team, Patterson was with Coastal-Mart, the retail motor fuel division of Coastal, a Fortune 50 petroleum refiner. He graduated from Montana State University, cum laude, with a degree in organizational and managerial communication. In his spare time Patterson is Chairman of the Roxbury Conservation Commission, a two-term elected member of the Roxbury Republican Town Committee and an avid fly-fisherman, shooter, hunter and maker of bamboo fly rods. He is a former state champion International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association competitor (AAA division) and was Chairman of Trout Unlimited's intervention in the successful and precedent-setting Shepaug River lawsuit.