Steve Robinson, Director Of Inspections And Investigations, Retires

Steve Robinson, Director of Inspections And Investigations, Retires

New York, NYAmerican Kennel Club® Assistant Vice President of Compliance Tom Sharp today announced the retirement of AKC® Director of Inspections and Investigations, Steve Robinson, effective July 7, 2006.

Robinson has led the department, a focal point of the AKC's Compliance program, for over five years. In this role he oversaw all aspects of the AKC's kennel inspection program, ensuring effective and efficient inspection of dog breeders, distributors and pet shops to meet standards established by the AKC's Board of Directors and senior management.  Robinson also made important contributions to the success of all five AKC/Eukanuba National Championships, managing the security and traffic flow at these high-profile events.  He also represented the AKC disaster relief effort on-site in Louisiana and Mississippi following hurricane Katrina, along with AKC Inspector John Thomas.

"Our Inspections and Investigations department is a vital aspect of our organization – it's integral to the AKC's mission of advocating for purebred dogs and to the integrity of our registry," said Sharp. "Steve has served us well and we thank him for his service and leadership, which has resulted in improvements in the department's integrity, effectiveness and productivity. We wish him success in his future endeavors and know he is looking forward to many happy years pursuing his varied interests, including breeding and showing Chow Chows."

The AKC is now accepting applications for this position. Requirements include a minimum of eight years of business experience and four years managing staff in a professional environment. A background in law enforcement or regulatory/inspection environment is highly desired, as is a background in the sport of purebred dogs.  Above-average computer skills, especially with MS Office applications, are sought, and a Bachelor's degree is strongly preferred but not required.

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