FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 6, 2012
Contact: AKC Communications
DARYL HENDRICKS HIRED AS AKC CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
New York, NY – The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that Daryl Hendricks has been hired as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective January 5, 2013. He will begin employment on November 12, 2012.
“Daryl brings a broad business management background to AKC, with extensive experience managing large teams in operational settings and handling budgetary responsibilities,” said Dennis B. Sprung, AKC President and CEO. “The American Kennel Club is proud to welcome him as its new COO.”
Hendricks comes to AKC from Iron Mountain Corporation, an information management services company, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President. As SVP, he was the strategic operational and customer relationship leader for the company’s Central Area, with six territories ranging from North Dakota to the Caribbean, and also oversaw the global subsidiary Intellectual Property Management, Inc.
He has held past leadership positions at Aramark Corporation, Kellogg’s Snacks Division, The Wackenhut Corporation and Professional Asset Management Group, and served as State Trooper with the Delaware State Police. Hendricks earned his MBA from Wilmington University in 1998.
Hendricks and his wife Michelle own English Cocker Spaniels, including an AKC conformation Champion. They will relocate to Raleigh from Mundelein, Illinois, a Chicago suburb.
The American Kennel Club (AKC), proudly celebrates its 125th Anniversary in 2009. Since 1884 the not-for-profit organization has maintained the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world, and today its rules govern more than 20,000 canine competitions each year. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its nearly 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Companion Animal Recovery and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.
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