Pet Partners Adds New Board Chair and Members
Pet Partners welcomed a new board chair and five new members to its board of directors.
Julie Lawless, senior vice president, corporate affairs and administration at Elanco, will serve as its new board chair. Lawless originally joined the Pet Partners board in 2017 and will now serve as Pet Partners board chair through 2022. In her current role at Elanco, she is responsible for the strategic direction and management of global corporate affairs and administrative functions.. Before Elanco, Lawless served as the director of corporate communications at Mars Petcare. She is a key member driving the Pet Partners-Elanco relationship forward through Elanco’s commitment to the human-animal bond and introducing animal-assisted therapy to people around the world.
The new board members include Sophie Gibson, founder and CEO of VIVO360, Inc; Milton Pappas, advisor and acting chief marketing officer for Toplooks.ai; Steve King, CEO of American Pet Products Association; Carryl Pierre-Drews, vice president of marketing for Fullscreen; and Gregg Scanlon, recently retired after a 26-year career at PetSmart, Inc., serving most recently as senior vice president of operations and services