PIJAC Hires Canning As President, CEO



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Mike Canning

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) has hired Mike Canning as its new president and CEO, filling vacancy left by shift of former CEO Marshall Meyers to part-time consultant in May.

Over the next few months, Canning will be meeting with key industry leaders, participating in the development of a long-term strategic plan, and soliciting new members, PIJAC reported. He will be formally introduced to PIJAC membership during the H. H. Backer Pet Industry Christmas Tradeshow in Rosemont, Ill.

 “His strong background in government affairs gives him the vision and capacity to ensure that PIJAC remains a strong force on legislative and regulatory issues,” said Jim Heim, chair of PIJAC’s board of directors. “His leadership in the non-profit sector is exactly what we need to build PIJAC’s capacity as an organization. We are lucky to have him join our industry.”

Prior to joining PIJAC, Canning ran a public affairs firm in the DC area.

“I wholeheartedly believe that companion animals add a special and meaningful dimension to the human existence,” Canning said. “The chance to further this value through PIJAC provides a wonderful career opportunity for me.”

Canning is a reptile hobbyist who shares his home with two aquatic turtles and a breeding pair of creamsickle corn snakes.

 

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