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APPA

American Pet Products Association, Inc.

255 Glenville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
Phone: 203.532.0000
Toll Free: 800.452.1225
Fax: 203.532.0551

APPA's Washington D.C. Office
1900 K Street NW, Ste 100
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202.496.7888

 

APPA Staff Bios

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ROBERT L. VETERE
PRESIDENT & CEO

Beginning in 2002, Bob Vetere served as COO and Managing Director of APPA and is currently President & CEO of The Association.


Responsible for all association operations, Bob assures sound financial operation, and works in collaboration with members, the Board of Directors, staff and other industry associations to support and further the interests and success of APPA members...

 

 


ANDREW DARMOHRAJ
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT &CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Andrew Darmohraj, APPA’s Executive Vice President & COO, leads the association’s trade show department. He oversees all aspects of APPA’s joint show with the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), Global Pet Expo. He also supervises the activities of the marketing communications department...

 


EINAR "ED" ROD
VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS & GENERAL COUNSEL

As Vice President of Government Affairs & General Counsel, Ed directs all legal, regulatory and legislative activities of the association and helps increase government affairs offerings to member companies... 
 
ANNE FERRANTE
VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBER RELATIONS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT


Anne Ferrante, APPA’s Vice President of Member Relations & Business Development, is responsible for developing and implementing all member services programs and benefits packages, membership recruitment, development of the APPA National Pet Owners Survey and the design and implementation of educational conferences...
 

 


MARIAN THIELSEN
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & MARKETING

Marian T. Thielsen, APPA’s Associate Vice President of Sales and Marketing, is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of an association-wide marketing communications plan to promote and advance APPA, Global Pet Expo and the pet products industry
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  JENNIFER BILBAO
COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM MANAGER
 
Jennifer Bilbao, APPA’s Communications Program Manager, coordinates internal and external communications. She is responsible for website and database development, as well as coordinating all public relations efforts including media relations, news releases and working with the Association’s PR firm...