They were named in 5 categories.
(Press Release) PORTLAND, OR – Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN), a leading organization focused on women entrepreneurs and leaders in the ever-growing pet industry, announces the five finalists in each of the five categories for Pet Industry Woman of the Year.
The Pet Industry Woman of The Year Award has five categories: Advocate, Corporate, Entrepreneur, Rising Star and Solopreneur. From these five categories, five women are selected which makes a total of twenty-five finalists vying for the top spots. A winner in each category will be announced at the Women In The Pet Industry conference and awards show in Portland, Oregon on September 26th, 2017.
Here are the women chosen as finalists:
Ann Marie Hoff of Ann Marie Hoff
Barbara Zawlocki of Lick Magazine
Beth Miller of Wagtown
Dorothy Wills-Raftery of FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews
Marci Koski of Feline Behavior Solutions
Gila Kurtz of Dog is Good
Kate Jones of Platinum Pets
Peggy Hoyt of PetWill
Penny Johnson of Sturdi Products
Stacy Pursell of The VET Recruiter
Ashley Carestia of Bark Fifth Avenue
Candace D'Agnolo of Pet Boss Nation
Deborah Turner of Federation of Insured Dog Owners Inc.
Jodi Clock of Clock Timeless Pets | Pet Crematory | Urns | Pet Loss
Robin Brogdon of BluePrints Veterinary Marketing Group, Inc.
RISING STAR CATEGORY:
Aimee Jurenka of Darwin's Natural Pet Products
Beth Stultz of Pet Sitters International (PSI)
Carrie Ann Feinberg of Safe Haven Advocate Pet Care & Photography, LLC
Tracy Krulik of ISpeakDog
Rebecca Breese of PetHub
Amy Shojai of Amy Shojai Consulting
Beke Lubeach of Dog Bone Marketing Solutions
Kelly Ison of Einstein Pets
Leanna Gautney of Country Critters Pet Sitters
Mona Straub of Just Fur Fun
Established in 2012, WIPIN is headquartered near Portland, OR., and currently serves a membership base approaching 400 women entrepreneurs & leaders worldwide. WIPIN includes members from all categories within the pet industry, from groomers and veterinarians to pet sitters and pet boutiques.