WASHINGTON – The Pet Food Institute, the national trade association for U.S. dog and cat food and treat makers, welcomed new leadership to its board of directors for 2020 until 2022. Elected at the September board meeting, officers assumed their positions effective Jan. 1, 2020. Tod Morgan, CEO and chairman of the board of C.J. Foods, Inc., will serve as chairman of the PFI Board of Directors. He is succeeding outgoing chairman Alan Bostick, president and CEO of Sunshine Mills, Inc.
Additional officers assuming their positions as of Jan. 1 include:
- Vice Chair: Nina Leigh Krueger, president, Nestlé Purina, U.S.
- Secretary: Bud Wright, president and CEO, TFP Nutrition
- Treasurer: Jason Godsey, senior vice president of operations, Simmons Pet Food, Inc.
- Personnel Officer: Kamie Eckert, president and general manager, Royal Canin US
“The pet food and treat industry has seen significant change over the past decade, presenting both new opportunities and new challenges for U.S. manufacturers,” Morgan said. “I’m excited to work closely with PFI over the coming two years as we identify solutions that advance the entire industry while still promoting long and healthy lives for pets.”
“As a member-driven organization, the vision and mission of PFI starts with guidance from our board of directors and officers,” said Dana Brooks, president and CEO of PFI. “This team of industry leaders brings the strategic insights that will help PFI continue to serve as an effective voice for all pet food and treat makers.”
For more information about PFI and its members, visit www.petfoodinstitute.org.
ABOUT THE PET FOOD INSTITUTE
Since 1958, the Pet Food Institute has been the voice of the U.S. pet food and treat makers. PFI is the industry’s representative before Congress and state legislatures, as well as state and federal agencies; public education and media relations resource; organizer of seminars and educational programs; and liaison with other organizations. PFI represents the companies that make 98 percent of U.S. dog and cat food and treat products, an industry with more than $30 billion in U.S. retail sales and $1.46 billion in exports in 2018. Visit petfoodinstitute.org to learn more.