2020 PIJAC Awards Recognize Outstanding Pet Care Community Leaders

February 27, 2020

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) has honored six individuals and organizations for their exceptional contributions to the pet care community during a ceremony held in conjunction with Global Pet Expo. PIJAC honored Allan Levey of Secaucus, N.J., with the Nancy G. Knutson Lifetime Achievement Award; Ambassador of the Year Award was presented to American Humane’s national director, Companion Animals and Government Affairs Keryn (Kerry) Rod; Eugene Bessette, of Ophiological Services in Archer, Fla., received PIJAC’s Pet Advocate of the Year Award; The Pet Store Pro team at the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) was honored with PIJAC’s Pet Care Community Leader of the Year Award; Pet Partners International was recognized with the Power of Pets Award; and PIJAC’s Chair’s Award of Excellence was presented to National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) president Patti Strand.

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