ELECTION OF AKC EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
New York, NY – The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce the results of the annual election of officers, held in accordance with The Charter and Bylaws of the American Kennel Club. At the April 2019 Board of Directors Meeting, the Executive Officers were reelected to the following positions:
- Dennis B. Sprung- President and Chief Executive Officer
- Gina M. DiNardo- Executive Secretary
- Joseph V. Baffuto, Jr.- Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Sprung, a former breeder, club president, delegate and judge, has worked at the AKC for 30 years and has served as President and CEO since 2004. Ms. DiNardo is a former exhibitor and breeder and has worked at the AKC for 24 years. She has served as Executive Secretary since 2017. Mr. Baffuto joined the AKC in 2000 and formerly served as AKC Controller. He has served as CFO since 2014.
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About the American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.
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