American Pet Products Association Announces Staff Promotion

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April 20, 2020

(Stamford, CT) – American Pet Products Association (APPA) CEO Steve King proudly announced today Charmaine Davis-Ford has been promoted to director of finance. 

“On behalf of the APPA board and staff, we congratulate Charmaine and believe she will thrive in her new role and continue to serve as an integral part of our team,” said King. 

Davis-Ford previously served as chief accountant and has more than 20 years of accounting experience.  In her new role, she will oversee all finance and accounting functions including financial reporting, budgeting, coordination of external audits, cash management, local tax preparation, internal control and compliance. 

Davis-Ford attended Monroe College in New York where she obtained her accounting degree. In addition to her degree, she also obtained a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She is also a Connecticut Notary Public and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.


The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes more than 1,100 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Pets and Vets Program, the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition (BEAK), and the Pet Care Trust.  Visit for more information.



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