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Bookout Leaves NASC, Replacement Named

Karen Howard will be replacing Bill Bookout as president of the NASC.

Bill Bookout

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After 10 years with the National Animal Supplement Council, president Bill Bookout is leaving for another position in the pet industry and will be replaced by Karen Howard, the council reported today.

Bookout accepted a newly formed position with supplement manufacturer Kemin Industries of Des Moines, Iowa, as vice president of global sales for the company’s animal nutrition and health, vet division. He will remain as chairman of the board with the National Animal Supplement Council and will continue to spearhead federal and state regulatory activities for the NASC.

Howard was previously executive director of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, where she created a presence for naturopathic doctors on Capitol Hill, the NASC said.

“Karen possesses the necessary leadership skills to run and manage a nonprofit effectively and is very experienced in federal and state legislative issues,” Bookout said. “But beyond her many talents, Karen has the level of passion required to take NASC to the next level. I know she will connect with our members and continue to accomplish great things for our organization and the animals.”

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