Both have been with the association for more than a decade.
The president position is reflective of the company’s growing personnel and its commitment to continued investment in the North American market.
He will report to founder Jackson Galaxy.
New board members include B.C. Henschen of Platinum Paws, Michael Lou of Patchwork Pets and Keryn Rod of Puppy Spot.
The company has grown by 200 percent since 2011, putting some strain on its supply chain, said officials for the Plano, Texas-based company.
The WPA Board awarded Doug Poindexter with WPA’s highest honor, the Matsui Award.
CLA is a 33 year-old company that specializes in providing comprehensive sales, marketing and merchandising services to the pet industry across all major channels.
Kassi Calton will work closely with other members of the Gamma2 marketing team to continue to build brand awareness.
The reception is open to every woman (and the smart men) who are either exhibiting or attending SuperZoo.
Laurie Hess will be responsible for leading the company’s mission of improving the health and vitality of pets through proper nutrition in pet communities around the world.