Ashley Brinkman Joins Pet Advocacy Network as Director of Government Affairs


Press Release: Pet Advocacy Network

The Pet Advocacy Network, the advocacy voice of the responsible pet care community, has hired Ashley Brinkman as its new Director of Government Affairs. Brinkman will oversee the committee’s management, monitor legislation, and engage with legislators at all levels of government on pet laws and regulations.

“Ashley is a great addition to our team because of her extensive experience in government relations, including leading PACs and monitoring legislation at all levels of government,” said Mike Bober, President and CEO. management of Pet Advocacy Network. “We are confident that she will thrive in this role given her ability to interact with legislators and analyze complex pieces of legislation.”

Brinkman previously worked as a government affairs office manager for Berkshire Hathaway Energy, where she formed and oversaw a cross-company PAC task force and researched federal legislation, policy proposals and white papers. Previously, she was a legislative analyst for the RV Industry Association (RVIA) and was responsible for leading RVIA’s advocacy efforts at the state level through COVID-19.

“I am excited to use my experience to influence US policy at the federal, state and local levels to help Pet Advocacy Network further its mission,” Brinkman said. “In this new role, I look forward to championing pet ownership, animal health and welfare, and ensuring the animal care community thrives.”

Brinkman has always had a passion for animals. She has been a guide at the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky, an assistant naturalist at a raptor rehabilitation center in southern Indiana, an aquaculture research intern at a biological research station on the Ohio River, and a day camp associate. for dogs in a large pet. retailer.

“We are delighted to work with Ashley and appreciated the opportunity to introduce her to the SuperZoo community. She will be an exceptional addition to both our staff and the Government Affairs team,” said Wes Fisher, Director head of government affairs.

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