Tiffany Grunert, APR, an award-winning, 20-year marketing professional, has joined Morris Animal Foundation as Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy. Grunert comes to the Foundation from the Denver Zoological Foundation, where she served as Vice President of External Relations. In her new role, Grunert will provide strategic leadership for the Foundation’s marketing and branding initiatives, public and media relations programs, digital platforms and development communications.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tiffany to the Foundation,” said Dr. John Reddington, President and CEO. “Having a strong integrated marketed program will allow us to be more effective at growing and sharing our work while gaining support from a global community committed to improving the lives of animals everywhere.”
Grunert brings to her role a rich set of experiences in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. She began her career in broadcast journalism, working as a member of the news teams at KQTV in Missouri and KTWO/KKTU in Wyoming. She then joined Barnhart CMI as an account manager supporting the State of Wyoming’s Division of Tourism, before taking a position with the City of Westminster in public information. In 2004, Grunert combined her passion for animals with a desire to make a difference in the nonprofit sector, and joined the Denver Zoological Foundation as Public Relations Manager.
“Working at the Denver Zoo brought me close to the amazing animals with which we share the Earth, and our team made great strides in advancing the zoo’s experiential, education, conservation and outreach programs,” said Grunert. “In this new position with Morris Animal Foundation, I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to keep a focus on animals through lifting up critical scientific research that is helping to save lives. We want to shine a very bright spotlight on the work that we do, our successes, and the urgent health needs of animals living in our homes and in the wild.”
Grunert received her Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism from Northwest Missouri State University, her Master of Science in political science from the University of Colorado, and she is an Accredited Public Relations (APR) professional. She has received numerous accolades and professional awards for her work including four Hermes Creative Awards, two Webby Awards, a Telly Award and more. She is a member of numerous professional service organizations and an active volunteer in her community, currently serving on the board of her 10-year-old daughter’s school.
“I have served the last 13 years supporting animals at Denver Zoo. Now, moving to Morris Animal Foundation will give me the chance to continue supporting my passion for animals. The Foundation has an all-encompassing commitment to helping animals by improving their health and well-being, and I am excited to be a part of that,” said Grunert. “This mission is particularly important now as we are at a moment in time when these studies are not only helping save lives, but entire species.”
About Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation is a global leader in funding scientific studies that advance the health of companion animals, horses and wildlife. Since its founding in 1948, the Foundation has invested over $113 million in more than 2,500 studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases to benefit animals worldwide. To learn more, or to make a donation in support of life-saving research, visit Morris Animal Foundation.