Retired Ralcorp Holdings Executive Joins Morris Animal Foundation Board of Trustees
January 20, 2015/Denver — Walter (Walt) N. George III, who recently retired as Corporate Vice President of Ralcorp Holdings Inc. and President of American Italian Pasta Company, is now a member of the board of trustees at Morris Animal Foundation. He also serves as the chairman of the Foundation’s Trustee Investment Committee. Morris Animal Foundation is one of the largest nonprofit organizations worldwide that funds scientific studies to advance the health and well-being of all animals.
“In his advisory role with our Trustee Investment Committee, Walt’s incredible leadership, business acumen and good advice have served Morris Animal Foundation well,” said David Haworth, DVM, PhD, and President/CEO of Morris Animal Foundation. “As a trustee, he can leverage his skills, knowledge and experience to a more expansive degree across the organization. He is a valued addition to our board of trustees and we are deeply appreciative of his commitment to the Foundation.”
George joins 11 fellow board of trustee members who are responsible for providing guidance and advice to the Morris Animal Foundation leadership team. Foundation trustees represent some of the nation’s best and brightest industry and nonprofit leaders, serving to advance excellence at Morris Animal Foundation for the benefit of all animals.
“It truly is an honor to be asked to serve on the board of trustees at Morris Animal Foundation,” said George, who, along with his wife, Susan, have long supported the Foundation’s work. “I strongly believe in the Foundation’s mission, and look forward to using my experience to ultimately help advance animal health and wellness.”
Prior to Ralcorp Holdings, George held a number of senior operating positions with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive Company, and was a member of Colgate-Palmolive’s global logistics counsel. Today, he devotes his time and talents to small business consulting and serves on advisory boards for both corporate and nonprofit organizations. He provides expertise in operations, strategic planning, customer service, plant management, logistics and sales. As a trustee of Morris Animal Foundation, George fortifies a zeal for helping animals with excellence in business practices.
“Over the years, creatures both wild and near have brought great joy to my family,” George said. “If I can give back in some small way that will help improve the lives of all animals, I think that is perhaps a small down payment I can make on the debt I owe to these wonderful beings.”
About Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science to advance animal health. The Foundation is a global leader in funding scientific studies for companion animals, horses and wildlife. Since its founding in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation has invested more than $92 million toward 2,300 studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments, preventions and cures for animals worldwide. Learn more at www.morrisanimalfoundation.org.