AKC BOARD OF DIRECTORS CLASS OF 2023 ELECTED
New York, NY – At the annual meeting of the American Kennel Club on March 12, 2019, the Delegates elected the AKC Board of Directors Class of 2023. The three Directors elected were:
- Dr. Charles Garvin, Delegate from the Dalmatian Club of America.
- Steven Hamblin, Delegate from the Pekingese Club of America.
- Daniel J. Smyth, Esq., Delegate from the Burlington County Kennel Club.
In addition, William J. Feeney (Sir Francis Drake Kennel Club, Inc) was elected as the Chairman of the Board and Patricia M. Cruz (Heart of the Plains Kennel Club) was elected as Vice Chairman of the Board at a meeting of the AKC Board of Directors, convened after the Delegates Meeting.
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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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