Charmaine welcomes Steven King, CAE to the show today.
Steven is executive director of the Pet Care Trust. He also serves as president of the Pet Industry Distributors Association. He has served as PIDA’s chief staff executive since 1989.
Prior to joining PIDA, King served as assistant general counsel for the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council in Washington, D.C. He is an attorney, earning his J.D. degree from the National Law Center at George Washington University in 1982. He received his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives in 1993. King lives in Maryland with his wife Jackie and Frank the dog.
The Pet Care Trust is a non-profit, charitable foundation that is instrumental in the sponsorship of programs supporting companion animal welfare and the benefits of owning companion pets. The Trust sponsors Pets in the Classroom, www.petsintheclassroom.org, providing grants to teachers in grades K-8 to purchase classroom pets and supplies needed to care for them. To date, more than 15,500 grants have been awarded to teachers through the Pets in the Classroom program.
Host Charmaine Hammond is the author of On Toby's Terms (Bettie Youngs Books) which is being turned into a major motion picture (see www.ontobysterms.com). She also authored Toby The Pet Therapy Dog & His Hospital Friends, GPS Your Best Life and Toby Says Be a Buddy Not a Bully. She has developed a program for authors, Your Book As a Business, where she shares her learnings, lessons and success about the business of books.
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