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Pet Age Names 2020 Women of Influence Award Winners


January 16, 2020

Pet Age’s Women of Influence (WOI) Award program recognizes the accomplishments and successes of women working in the pet industry.

The sixth annual WOI awards will honor 24 ambitious, hardworking women who were selected from nearly 100 nominations.

The class of 2020 will join a list of past winners that reads like a who’s who of the industry’s most prominent women, such as Lucy Postins of The Honest Kitchen, Breann Shook of Grandma Lucy’s, Jo Hunt of DHA Lifesetyle PR and Tierra Bonaldi of The Impetus Agency.

The winners are:

Robin Bennett – The Dog Gurus

Donna Birnbaum – Penn-Plax

Judy Breton – World Pet Association (WPA)

Collette Bunton – Whistle Lab

Susan Calles – Ethical Products

Lucy Calamari Caprez – Natural Cravings

Carrie Cissell – Walmart

Kelly Costello – Puppy Cake

Peta Cutts – Mars Petcare

Johnna Deverauex – Fetch RI

Kat Donatello – Austin and Kat

Sherry Huber – Treat Planet

Angela Hughes – Mars Petcare

Wenchi Lin – New Age Pet

Christy Love – Diggin’ Your Dog/Super Snouts

Dr. Ruth MacPete – MacPete Veterinary Services

Dr. Molly McAllister – Banfield Pet Hospital

Sissy McGill – Solid Gold Pet

Jill Nazimek – Katie’s Pet Products

Kris Parrottino – Healthy Dog Chews

Anne Rotberg – American Pet Products Association (APPA)

Patti Salladay – Northwest Naturals

Elizabeth Stevens – WholesalePet.com

Annette Uda – PetAirapy

This year’s winners hold leadership positions throughout the sector with titles that include veterinarian, senior buyer, sales director and CEO. No matter their position, these women have made a notable impact on the field in which they work. In addition to being game changers and trailblazers who make tremendous contributions to the pet care community, they are also inspiring a new generation to join the industry.

Pet Age is proud to celebrate the 2020 class of WOI recipients in the March issue with a special feature that will include their full profiles. The issue will also reveal the recipient of Pet Age’s Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement Award. Past honorees have been Sue Goldstein of Earth Animal and Laura “Peach” Reid, chairman of the board of directors for the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC).

Pet Age congratulates the incredible role models who comprise the winners of this year’s Women of Influence Awards.

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