US retailer Joe's Sports & Outdoor has named Hal Smith as the new president and CEO of the company.

Smith has also been appointed as a member of the board of directors. He succeeds Norm Daniels, a 42-year veteran of the company who will continue to serve on the board.

Smith is the former president of Bass Pro Shops, and was most recently the executive vice president of Pep Boys, a full service automotive chain.

Joe's Sports & Outdoor operates 30 stores in the Pacific Northwest including newest stores in Boise, Spokane, Bellevue and Kirkland.