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DENVER/July 22, 2022 – Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit leader in advancing animal health, welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees during the Foundation’s annual meeting in June. The Foundation also elected new executive officers.

“Nonprofit organizations benefit greatly from boards whose members embrace the vision and mission of the organization, and who have a passion for that organization’s work,” said Tiffany Grunert, Morris Animal Foundation President/CEO. “Without a doubt, our Board of Trustees is committed to the continued success of the Foundation and our newest board members are wonderful additions. We are honored to welcome them.”

Elected to, or continuing in, leadership positions on the Board are trustees:

  • Robert C. Gain Jr., Board Chair, Trustee since 2014
  • Vern Norviel, Vice Chair, Trustee since 2018
  • Walter N. George, Treasurer, Trustee since 2014
  • Ann B. Moore, Secretary, Trustee since 2019

Newly elected Morris Animal Foundation trustees are:

  • Asad Butt has nearly 20 years of experience working in both the creative and business sides of startups, media production companies, nonprofit organizations and broadcast news outlets. Most recently, he served as Director of Ventures for Kinship, a division of Mars Petcare. In this role, he was responsible for managing Leap Venture Studio and Academy, a pet care startup accelerator investment program and community.
  • Greg Austin is the Division President of Targeted PetCare™, responsible for sWheat Scoop andTargeted Pet Treats. Austin brings 20 years of leadership and operations management experience. Prior to joining Targeted PetCare in 2018, he was President of Targeted Pet Treats and held various leadership roles at Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Big Heart Pet Brands and Del Monte Foods.
  • Carlton Osborne is a serial entrepreneur and experienced sales and business development leader. Currently, Osborne is Chief Executive Officer of AnimalBiome, a creator of microbiome-based diagnostics and therapeutics for companion animals. He previously led strategic partnerships forUserTesting, a user research platform.

About Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Denver, it is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding more than $142 million in critical studies across a broad range of species. Learn more at

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