Press Releases American Pet Products Association Announces Promotion and New Hire She will oversee day-to-day operations for Global Pet Expo. Published 2 years ago on November 12, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet Kaitlin Stewart (PRESS RELEASE) American Pet Products Association Executive Vice President & COO Andrew Darmohraj announced an employee promotion and the addition of a new staff member at the association. Kaitlin “Kate” Stewart, now in her sixth year with APPA, has been promoted to manager of trade show operations. In her new role, she will oversee day-to-day operations for Global Pet Expo and serve as a direct contact for all of the exhibitors. During her time at The Association, Stewart played an instrumental role in launching the APPA Young Professionals and recently earned her Certification in Event Management. She belongs to the American Society of Association Executives and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events. Stewart is also a founding member and vice chair of the Young Professionals group of the IAEE New York Chapter, where she was awarded a Diamond Award for her volunteer efforts. She is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University, where she received her BA in marketing and communications and Marist College, where she received her MA in media studies and public relations. Megan Rooney has been hired as trade show coordinator for APPA. Rooney brings several years of event experience and will serve as a customer service representative to new trade show exhibitors. In her role, she will assist first-time exhibitors through the trade show process to ensure a smooth and successful event experience. Rooney received her bachelor’s degree in communication from Marist College and her master’s degree in childhood education from Pace University. She is a member of the ASAE, IAEE and IAEE New York Chapter. “On behalf of the APPA board and staff, we congratulate Kate on her advancement within the association and welcome Meg to the team,” said Darmohraj. “Kate has quickly emerged as a leader at the association and has played an integral role in the success of our trade show.” He added, “We look forward to both of their contributions to Global Pet Expo and success in their new roles.” Advertisement Related Topics:APPA click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like Pets Will Be on Holiday Gift Lists Despite Pandemic and Economic Troubles, APPA Study Finds APPA Launches Business Bootcamp APPA Releases Findings from the Second Volume of the COVID-19 Study Promoted Headlines Let’s Hear it for the Comfort Zone Tall Tails Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases1 day ago Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team Up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Press Releases1 day ago New Tiki Cat Grill Pate Wet Cat Food Features Real Fish & Seafood Recipes in Broth Press Releases1 day ago Choice Pet Products Welcomes New Territory Manager to the Team Headlines3 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Trace's Store School1 month ago Video: Trace’s Store School: How to Build Community — and Grow Revenue — with Other Businesses Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: Get Ready for Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School Teaches You How to Start a Produce Co-Op for Pets Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines3 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Hot Sellers1 week ago Holiday Toys, Bird Perches and Spa Treatments Among the Hot Sellers for November Headlines4 days ago Mars Petcare Plans $145M Expansion in Arkansas Press Releases1 week ago Coastal Pet Institutes Authorized Seller Policy Ask PETS+1 week ago What Do You Do When Employees from Other Pet Stores Come Into Your Store?