Scott Smith

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Scott Smith serves on the Board of Directors for the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

Mr. Smith is the Managing Director of the Professional Engagement Team at Nestlé Purina Petcare. He has over 30 years of experience in the pet food industry - working in retail, distribution, and manufacturing organizations.  Scott joined the Ralston Purina Company in 1999.  He has served several roles from field sales to Account Executive to Sales Director. In his most recent position, Scott is responsible for the Breeder Enthusiast Field Team and Purina Farms, including the Purina Event Center. He regularly engages with conformation and sporting dog enthusiasts from across the country, including those participating in performance and companion dog sports.

Scott received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York and still resides in upstate New York with his wife, two daughters and until very recently, the family dog, a chocolate Labrador Retriever named Molly. They particularly enjoyed taking Molly on hikes and boating and fishing excursions to New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Scott has always had dogs and cats in his life - including several Newfoundlands, a Poodle, a Springer Spaniel, a couple of Labrador Retrievers, and two domestic shorthaired cats, among others.

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