Showsight December 2017

Lines From Linda Candid Candidates Part Ⅱ BY LINDA AYERS TURNER KNORR

D ogdoms greats from around the globe have descended upon the magical city of Orlando for our AKC National Championship Dog Show and the air is filled with the holiday spirit! During this week of exciting activities the AKC Del- egates are also meeting to hear from the candidates running for our AKC

I first became a Delegate in 1988 and have served AKC in this capacity for a total of 28 years, with a break only from 1992 to 1994. I have been President, AKC Delegate and Show Chairman for the Bedlington Terrier Club of America and remain a member to this day. I am also a member of the Border Terrier Club of America. I have been a Show Chairman and Governor of the Westminster Kennel Club, a Director of the Morris and Essex Kennel Club and a longtime member of the Westchester Kennel Club. I am also an Honorary Member of the Kennel Club in the UK. I was President of the Tuxedo Park Kennel Club for four years (and remain its honorary President) and have been Tuxedo Park’s Show Chairman for the past ten years. I was Show Chairman of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship from 2002 to 2012. I have served on the AKC Board in many capacities since 1996; I was Vice Chairman of the Board in 2001, Chairman from 2002 until 2012 and Chairman from 2015 to the present. Additionally, I have been a Director and was President of the AKC Museum of the Dog. I have also been a Director of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Outside of AKC, my involvement in dog organizations includes serving on the Board of Overseers for the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School and being a Trustee of both the Mor- ris Animal Foundation and St. Hubert’s Giralda Animal Welfare Center. 3. Please share any leadership experience in other non- dog activities that will prepare you for Board service. In my non-dog life, I was President of JP Morgan Ser- vices from 1966 to 1999, where I was responsible for a budget of more than $500 million and more than 1,100 employees. I was also a Managing Director and head of Corporate Services Worldwide for JP Morgan. I have been a member of the Boards of Atlanta Capital Corporation and Reckson Associates Realty Corporation. My experi- ence has also taken me into leadership roles in non-profit organizations beyond dogs; I was the Chairman and Vice Chairman of New York Downtown Hospital, who awarded me their Elizabeth Blackwell Humanitarian Award. As a result of my service to the Board of New York University Medical Center I was awarded an honor- ary doctorate of medicine. Because of my professional experience, I am well versed in financial and operations management. Understanding how to run a business and manage teams of people has served me well in my tenure at AKC. In 2003 I worked side-by-side with management and staff to solve an operational crisis when the then- new registration system crashed. I assembled a team of information technology experts to restore working order promptly. I also modeled a successful AKC Internal Consulting Group after practices I had seen implemented in my corporation; our ICG team fostered the careers of several high-performing executives still on staff today.

Merry Christmas from Linda and her son, Todd Turner

Board of Directors. Here’s an early opportunity to learn more about each hopeful as they responded to questions I posed to them: LIST OF CANDIDATES CLASS OF 2019 Ronald H. Menaker (has no opposition for a one year term) CLASS OF 2022 Voters will select 3 from the list of the others running. Robert Amen

Carl Ashby James Dok Jan Ritchie Gladstone Christopher Sweetwood Harold “Red” Tatro Ann Wallin


1. Please share your back- ground in purebred dogs including breeding and events. I have been actively involved in the Sport of conformation since 1965. I began with Bedlington Terriers and over the years I have bred, shown and finished many champion Bedlingtons, Giant Schnauzers and Border Terriers. Currently my wife and I breed and show Border Collies and

we recently added an English Setter puppy to our family. I also enjoy the honor of being an approved Judge for Best in Show as well as the Sporting, Working, Terrier, Non- Sporting and Toy Groups. 2. Please share your participation and leadership experience in dog organizations as well as your involvement as a Delegate (length of service, com- mittee membership, etc.)


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