New CEO/President, Morris Animal Foundation

Dr. David Haworth joins Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) as New President and CEO. It's extremely important - because MAF is a significant funder of companion animal, and also zoo animal research. So much of what we know about solving animal health problems today, from medications, to vaccines, to the basic genetic knowledge comes from research funded by Morris. Morris Animal Foundation is now determined to Cure Canine Cancer, and offers the Happy Healthy Cat Campaign. I happen to know Dr. Haworth, and believe Morris is in very capable and smart paws.

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Dr. David Haworth, and friend

DENVER (May 12, 2011)--Morris Animal Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of David Haworth, DVM, PhD, as its new president and CEO. Haworth will oversee the 62-year-old nonprofit's efforts to advance health and welfare research that protects, treats and cures companion animals, horses and wildlife worldwide.

Haworth will officially join the Foundation June 13, relocating his family from Kalamazoo, Mich. He will be leaving his current role as the director of global alliances for Pfizer Animal Health, a position he has held since 2008.
 

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"Dr. Haworth brings a diversity of experiences that include corporate partnership development, veterinary research, nonprofit oversight and clinical practice," said Mark Carter, PhD, chair of Morris Animal Foundation's board of trustees. "Morris Animal Foundation has experienced excellent growth over the past few years, and Dr. Haworth's background and passion for animal health will help to move the organization into its next phase of growth and evolution."

As president and CEO, Haworth will oversee a staff of 31, implement Morris Animal Foundation's strategic plan, provide leadership in developing organizational and financial plans, actively support fundraising efforts and ensure that the Foundation identifies and funds strategic research that produces significant outcomes to advance the health of companion animals and wildlife. He replaces Patricia N. Olson, DVM, PhD, who led the Foundation from 2004 to 2010.

"Morris Animal Foundation has an incredibly strong and influential track record of funding important research that directly impacts the way we, as veterinarians, practice medicine," Haworth said.

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