AKC Officers and Board of Directors



AKC Officers are responsible for the day-to-day operations and carrying out the rules, regulations, policies and decisions as directed by the Board and/or delegate body.

Dennis B. Sprung
President and Chief Executive Officer

Gina DiNardo

Gina M. DiNardo
Executive Secretary

Joseph V. Baffuto, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors

Left: Ronald Menaker -- Chairman
Right: Dr. Thomas M. Davies -- Vice Chairman

Class of 2018

  • James Dok, jrd@akc.org - Delegate, Gig Harbor Kennel Club
  • Dr. Charles Garvin, jcg@akc.org - Delegate, Dalmatian Club of America
  • Ronald Menaker, rhm@akc.org - Delegate, Memphis Kennel Club

Class of 2019

  • Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia, clb@akc.org - Delegate, German Shepherd Dog Club of America
  • Dr. Thomas M. Davies, tmd@akc.org - Delegate, Springfield Kennel Club
  • Ann Wallin, ann.wallin@harrynorman.com - Delegate, Atlanta Kennel Club

Class of 2020

  • Patricia M. Cruz, Delegate, Heart of the Plains Kennel Club.
  • William J. Feeney, Delegate, Sir Francis Drake Kennel Club, Inc.
  • Karolynne M. McAteer, Delegate, Irish Setter Club of America, Inc.

Class of 2021

Ex Officio

Dennis B. Sprung, dbs@akc.org