DENVER/June 24, 2019 – Morris Animal Foundation, a leader in advancing animal health, elected its new Board chair and welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees during the organization’s annual meeting June 19-22.
“Our newly elected chair and three new board members all have a deep passion for animals,” said Tiffany Grunert, President and CEO of Morris Animal Foundation. “They also bring rich backgrounds in finance, marketing and organizational management – experience that will ensure strong leadership. We’re incredibly fortunate to have such dedicated people who wish to donate their time and expertise to help animals around the world live longer, healthier lives.
Amy Eagle Thompson, a digital marketing advertising executive from New York City, was elected to lead the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. She most recently served as Managing Director of the advertising agency Deep Focus. Eagle Thompson joined the Foundation’s board in 2014 and replaces Walter N. George, who has served as chair since June 2016.
Also elected to, or continuing in, leadership positions on the Board are trustees:
- Bill Sutherland, Vice Chair
- Colin Giles, BVetMed, PhD, Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Treasurer
- Deborah Davenport, DVM, M.S., Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Secretary
- Walter N. George, Chair, Committee on Trustee Development
Newly elected Morris Animal Foundation Board of Trustees members are:
- Ann Moore, from New York City, is a seasoned events professional with a diverse background in corporate sales, vendor management, production and talent management. She also volunteers for the Animal Haven Shelter, which finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs in New York City and throughout its Tri-State area.
- Kyle Offermann, from Denver, is the Family Office Wealth Manager for Offerman & Associates Inc, where he oversees a sizeable public equity portfolio, among other responsibilities. Prior to his current position, he served in several roles at Charles Schwab, including financial adviser and internal sales. He began his career at Oppenheimer Funds.
- John Kuenzi, from Sabetha, Kansas, is president and CEO of Rubicon Scientific, which develops premium pet food with active pharmacological ingredients to treat or prevent chronic health conditions. He also is president of NQV8, a consulting and investment firm providing innovation and incubation services to the pet and animal health industry.
Morris Animal Foundation, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is one of the largest nonprofit foundations in the world dedicated to funding studies to improve and protect the health of companion animals and wildlife. During the last 70 years, the Foundation has invested $126 million toward more than 2,700 studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments and disease prevention to benefit animals worldwide.
About Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded by a veterinarian in 1948, we fund and conduct critical health studies for the benefit of all animals. Learn more at morrisanimalfoundation.org.