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Highlights From The March 2014 AKC Delegates And Board Meetings

(Monday, March 17, 2014)

Highlights from the March 11, 2014 Delegates Meeting and the March 11-12, 2014 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows. Full details on these actions, as well as other actions taken, are included in the minutes for the meetings, which will be posted on the AKC website.

  • The following Delegates were elected to the AKC Board of Directors as the Class of 2018:
    • James R. Dok
    • Dr. J. Charles Garvin
    • Ronald H. Menaker
  • The AKC Board elected Alan Kalter as Chairman, and Dr. J. Charles Garvin as Vice Chair. The following Executive Officers were elected:
    • Dennis B. Sprung, President/CEO
    • James P. Crowley, Executive Secretary
    • Peter W. Farnsworth, Chief Financial Officer
  • The former Chief Operating Officer resigned and his direct subordinates will report to the President on an interim basis.
  • The age eligibility requirement for the AKC Coursing Ability Test was raised to twelve months of age, effective immediately.
  • The Board adopted Position Statements on the support and training of service/assistance dogs as well as the misuse of such dogs. The full text is in the minutes of the March 2014 Board minutes.
  • The Board appointed a Real Estate Committee to be chaired by Board member Ronald H. Menaker, who is to select the committee members. The committee is to explore all options for an AKC office or offices after 2018-2019, when the leases in both New York and North Carolina facilities will be expiring.