The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) recently announced that it has hired Savonne Caughey to serve as its new Director of Government Affairs.
Caughey, a former Senior Adviser to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), brings nearly 20 years of experience in government relations and public affairs with her. As Director of Government Affairs, Caughey will lead PIJAC’s efforts on animal disease prevention and will represent the organization at the federal, state, and local levels.
“I am thrilled to join the stellar team at PIJAC and work directly with those who care for animal health,” Caughey said. “At the American Heart Association, I served as a senior director on the Southwest Affiliate Advocacy Team. I look forward to taking that experience and applying it to all 50 states with PIJAC.”
PIJAC Vice President of Government Affairs Robert Likins said Caughey will add depth to PIJAC’s legislative staff.
“I could not be more pleased to have Savonne join our team. Bringing her on board gives those who care for and about companion animals a larger role in crafting policy to help healthy pets get to loving homes.”
— Robert Likins, Vice President, Government Affairs, PIJAC