The end of 2015 has brought on some changes in the Pet Age family. For one – as the previous page indicates – we have a new executive publisher, Allen Basis. So far, I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve been working with Allen. He’s got some great ideas for Pet Age, especially regarding ways to make this magazine more responsive to readers and advertisers. I’m looking forward to working with him to make Pet Age even better than it already is.
The second change is the arrival of our new assistant editor, Nicole Gifford. She comes to us from Rutgers University’s class of 2015. She’s been doing wonders on our social media and her enthusiasm has been infectious. I’m thrilled to have her on the Pet Age team. Remember to follow us on Twitter and Instagram and to like us on Facebook to keep up with both Pet Age and the industry as a whole, as well as to hear more from Nicole and me.
In this issue we honor the winners of our second Forty Under 40 Awards. Forty Under 40 gives us a chance to acknowledge the really impressive younger people in this pet world – both those working for companies and those working for nonprofits and other organizations. I really enjoyed reading about these up-and-comers of the pet industry. I hope you find their stories inspiring too. The list of winners is full of individuals of great talent and accomplishment. If these 40 young leaders are any indication, the future of the pet industry is in good hands.
As we move into the New Year, I’m excited to be working with Allen, Nicole and the rest of the Pet Age staff to bring readers content that makes your businesses (and, therefore, your lives) better. We are planning some new things for 2016 that we think will make Pet Age an even more important source of timely, practical news and information for the pet industry.
Whichever of the winter holidays you and your loved ones celebrate, I hope they are happy and healthy! See you next year!