DESTIN, FLA. — The Pet Food Institute (PFI) announced Sept. 28 term extensions for its board of directors. Officers previously elected to serve from 2020 to 2022 will now serve until 2024. The organization cited “disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic” as its reasoning behind the term extensions.

“The last year and a half brought new challenges to pet food and treat makers, and it was more critical than ever to have an association voice help address these obstacles,” said Tod Morgan, chairman of the board at Alphia and chair of the PFI board. “Our industry now faces an important opportunity to look to the future, and I am excited to work with the entire board of directors and PFI staff in this extended term.”

Board members serving until 2024 include:

  • Chair: Tod Morgan, chairman of the board at Alphia
  • Vice chair: Nina Leigh Krueger, chief executive officer and president of Nestlé Purina PetCare
  • Secretary: Bud Wright, chairman and chief executive officer at TFP Nutrition
  • Treasurer: Alan Bostick, president and chief executive officer of Sunshine Mills, Inc.
  • Personnel officer: Scott Morris, co-founder and president of Freshpet

Additionally, PFI welcomed two new producer members into the fold: WellPet, LLC and Primal Pet Group, which was recently formed through the conglomeration of four pet nutrition brands — Primal Pet Foods, Prairie Dog Pet Products, Himalayan Corporation and Holistic Hound — by Kinderhook in August.

“PFI is proud to represent and be an advocate for membership, and we are pleased to welcome new producer members with their additional market experiences and expertise,” said Dana Brooks, president and chief executive officer of PFI. “With guidance from the board of directors and officers, PFI staff will further advance a science-based regulatory and policy environment for America’s pet food and treat makers, and support long and healthy lives for pets.”

WellPet and Primal Pet Foods joined the in-person fall meeting of Pet Food Institute in Destin, during which the board approved term extensions.

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