Fish Mart’s Laura Reid Receives Top Industry Honor
The World Pet Association (WPA) honored Laura “Peach” Reid, president and CEO of Fish Mart, a wholesale supplier of tropical fish and companion pets, with the Matsui Lifetime Achievement Award on June 27 at the House of Blues in the Mandalay Bay Resort.
Reid, who is serving her second term as chairman of the board of directors of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), is known as a stalwart leader in the pet industry. She has been involved in legislative issues for decades, serving on numerous boards and committees. She has also contributed countless hours of time and money to support issues involving animal welfare, and she is a champion of pet-related issues and usually first to step up to the plate to address them head-on, according to WPA officials.
Reid is the perfect recipient of the WPA Lifetime Achievement Award, said WPA board member and past chairman Michael Lasky of Schiaffino, Lasky & Associates.
“Her contributions and commitment to pets and the pet industry are unsurpassed and so greatly appreciated,” added Lasky, who presented the award to Reid before the start of the Kenny Loggins concert, which was presented by WPA.