Press Releases APPA Announces Staff Promotions Published 3 years ago on March 6, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) GREENWICH, CT – American Pet Products Association Executive Vice President and COO Andrew Darmohraj has announced three staff promotions. Kaitlin Simonfay-Stewart has been promoted from associate manager, exhibitor services, to manager, exhibitor services. In her current role, Simonfay-Stewart manages all aspects of Global Pet Expo exhibitor services, including identifying new business, providing customer service and maintaining active relationships with internal and external clients. In addition, after earning her certification in exhibition management, Simonfay-Stewart continues to be active in the IAEE community as a founding member of the NY Chapter YP Committee. Alexis Vallario has been promoted from administrative coordinator to assistant manager, administration. In her current position, Vallario manages general office operations and now takes on a more involved role in registration for Global Pet Expo. She has an MBA in management from Long Island University-Hudson and is a member of the APPA Young Professionals Committee. Chris Bonifati has been promoted from attendee services coordinator to assistant manager, attendee services. In his position, Bonifati manages the new buyer qualification process for Global Pet Expo by reviewing proofs of business and providing aid throughout the process. He also maintains the buyer database and oversees efforts to streamline the registration process. Bonifati earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston College and is an active member of the IAEE Young Professionals. “On behalf of the APPA Board and staff I am proud to announce the promotions of Kaitlin, Alexis and Chris. They have all grown tremendously within their roles at The Association – and in their contributions to the pet industry,” said Darmohraj. “We look forward to their continued leadership and growth.” 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 Headlines4 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 School2 months 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 Headlines4 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 Headlines5 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?