The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) named Mike Bober as its vice president of government affairs. Previously, Bober served as coalitions director for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), where he managed the committee's efforts to engage outside individuals and organizations at the federal and district levels.
"We are delighted that someone of Mike's caliber would consider joining PIJAC and enhance our efforts to enlarge society's meaningful relationship with pet animals," said Mike Canning, president and CEO of PIJAC. "Mike's experience in working with various constituencies and focusing on the energies of diverse parties toward policy initiatives will benefit PIJAC immensely."
Prior to joining the NRCC, Bober served as the executive director of the House of Conservatives Fund (HCF), a political action committee supported by more than 100 members of Congress. At HCF, Bober was responsible for all aspects of operations, from fundraising and communications to candidate vetting and contributions.
Bober will begin at PIJAC on Aug. 1.