PIJAC Promotes Mike Bober to President and CEO
The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) announced the promotion of Mike Bober, executive vice president, to president and CEO effective Jan. 1, 2016. Bober succeeds Ed Sayres, current president and CEO, who will take on an advisory role with a focus on responsible breeding and companion animal care.
“Ed Sayres has a tremendous breadth of knowledge when it comes to animal well-being that goes far beyond legislative and regulatory policy, and the industry will continue to benefit from that expertise,” said Ken Oh, board chair of the Washington, D.C.-based organization. “We at PIJAC brought Ed on board because he coupled that with proven organizational success, which he provided to PIJAC at a critical time. With that taken care of, he can turn his attention to broader industry efforts.”
“Like many people in the responsible pet trade, I’ve dedicated my life to the health and well-being of animals,” Sayres said. “I look forward to sharing my experience as we continue to work to ensure the availability of responsibly raised companion animals of all kinds.”
Bober joined PIJAC as the vice president of government affairs in 2013 and has overseen the council’s legislative and regulatory efforts throughout his time with the council.
“In my time at PIJAC I’ve learned the importance of the Human-Animal Bond,” said Bober. “It’s clear that the best way to build that bond is through responsible pet ownership, and responsible pet ownership begins with matching prospective pet owners with their perfect companion animal. I am eager to continue working with our members and the rest of the pet industry to tell our story and to partner with the public to advance policies that are based on sound science in the best interest of all companion animals.”
For more information, visit pijac.org.