During the 2017 NSSF State of the Industry Dinner at SHOT Show, The Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), in conjunction with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), presented the prestigious Grits Gresham Shooting Sports Communicator Award to Ashley Hlebinsky, curator of the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming.

“POMA is excited to honor Ashley for her contribution as a firearms communicator, historian and expert analyst in the media. She will proudly add her own piece of history as the first female to receive this prestigious award,” said Kevin L Orthman, Executive Director of POMA. “The Grits Gresham Shooting Sports Communicator Award is one of the highest awards POMA gives out each year. Ashley is a great example of someone who has spent her career changing the face of firearms in the media and preserving the history and legacies of some of the greatest firearms in the world.”

We at Bearing Arms were thrilled to be on hand to watch Ashley receive this prestigious award from NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti at SHOT Show and again congratulate her on a well-deserved honor that is sure to be the first of many across her very young career.