EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS. — Four women have been promoted to leadership positions at W.F. Young, a global animal health company and producer of The Missing Link products for pets.
On April 15, the company announced Jaime McKinley as president, Vicki Evans as executive vice president and chief financial officer, Amy Cairy as vice president of marketing, and Jessica Young as director of brand strategy.
“We are proud to have women leading the key positions in our company as we position ourselves for rapid innovation and growth and continue to build the future of W.F. Young,” said Tyler F. Young, chairman of the board and a fourth-generation member of the Young family.
W.F. Young has been a family-owned company for the last 129 years. McKinley is a fifth-generation member of that family, and has been with W.F. Young for the last 29 years. She previously served as general manager of the company, and has held other roles in marketing, business and product development. She will be tasked with leading strategic growth, culture and driving innovation.
Evans has been with the company for 15 years, most recently serving as vice president of operations and chief financial officer. Evans will manage the company’s investment efforts and opportunities as W.F. Young looks to expand its international presence.
Cairy has spent the last seven years with W.F. Young, previously serving as director of marketing. In her new role, Cairy will lead the company’s global marketing and omnichannel strategy, which includes identifying new markets, channels and categories for W.F. Young’s brands to increase consumer loyalty and drive sales.
Jessica Young is also a fifth-generation member of the Young family who has been with W.F. Young for the last five years. Having previously served as marketing manager, she will now focus on developing and executing brand strategies, gathering consumer insights and establishing go-to-market positions for the company’s customer segments.
“The Board of Directors is excited to promote these incredibly smart, talented, and dynamic women entrepreneurs to drive our company’s strategic vision and honor our mission to help pet’s live longer happier lives,” Tyler Young added. “They are proven leaders and have been instrumental in the growth and success of our company. They are extraordinary visionaries and their passion and commitment for our brands and partners, along with their innovative thinking and customer-first approach gives our company a distinct competitive advantage in the ever-changing and fast-growing animal health industry.”
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