Armed & Fabulous
Women's Leadership Forum Executive Committee member and Women's Leadership Forum Luncheon Co-chair Gaye Kelsey is a champion pigeon shooter who embodies the true class and style of the sport. She has introduced the shooting sports to countless women, and her excitement and passion for shooting and the Second Amendment is contagious
Katie Francis is one of the youngest female junior shooters in the circuit. At only 13-years-old, she has already accomplished more than most. Her father, Sergeant First Class Chad Francis, bought her a .22 when she was 9-years-old. At the age of 10, she got her first buck, an 8-point, with an AR-15. Today, the ambitious teenager has her sights set high, and counts the possibility of making an Olympic appearance as one of her goals.
A fierce advocate for the Second Amendment and hunters' rights, Janet Nyce, co-chair of the NRA Women's Leadership Forum, has led a life of activism in support of firearms and the outdoors. As a lifelong volunteer, she is an active member of nearly 40 nationally recognized organizations such as Safari Club International, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Second Amendment Sisters, the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and the Women’s Shooting Sports Foundation.She most recently was named the first "NRA Patriot of the Year," an award presented at the 2020 NRA Great American Outdoor Show.
The oldest manufacturers of firearms in the world, Beretta is committed to quality without compromise. And when it comes to quality and excellence, none compare to Monique Beretta. The heart and soul behind the Beretta family, she is especially devoted to preserving traditions and securing her family’s legacy for the future.
Women's Leadership Forum Executive Committee Member Barbara Rumpel has always had an eye for adventure. From moving to New York City without knowing anyone other than her boss, to partaking in arial hog management, this avid supporter of the NRA's Whittington Center is always ready to try something new.
Brenda, Sara and Eliza Potterfield have each grown up behind the trigger. Whether it's hunting, clay target shooting or growing their family business, MidwayUSA, this is one tradition that goes hand in hand with the Potterfield name.
In 2005, Sandy Froman was elected female president of the NRA — only the second woman ever to hold that post. Here, she discusses the journey that led to that role.