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About the American Kennel Club

AKC Board of Directors & Executive Officers

Board of Directors

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

Class of 2019

  • Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia – Delegate, German Shepherd Dog Club of America
  • Dr. Thomas M. Davies – Delegate, Springfield Kennel Club
  • Ronald H. Menaker – Delegate, Memphis 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

  • Rita J. Biddle – Delegate, Ingham County Kennel Club
  • Dominic P. Carota – Delegate, Pharaoh Hound Club of America
  • Thomas S. Powers – Delegate, Kennel Club of Beverly Hills
  • Harvey M. Wooding – Delegate, San Mateo Kennel Club, Inc.

Class of 2022

  • Christopher L. Sweetwood – Delegate, Trap Falls Kennel Club
  • Harold “Red” Tatro III – Delegate, Fort Worth Kennel Club
  • Ann Wallin – Delegate, Atlanta Kennel Club

Ex Officio

  • Dennis B. Sprung


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

Joe Baffuto

Joseph V. Baffuto, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer