FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 29, 2012
Contact: AKC Communications
MICHAEL SZABO HIRED AS EXECUTIVE FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
New York, NY – The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that Michael Szabo has been hired as an Executive Field Representative. Michael will join the staff on October 1, 2012 and will relocate to the Chicago area and he will cover shows in the Midwest.
“Michael brings a broad background as a breeder, valuable expertise as an AKC registered handler, and extensive hands-on experience in AKC events as a superintendent,” said Patricia Proctor who heads the Conformation field staff. “The American Kennel Club is proud to welcome him to the staff.”
Szabo began his dog career in 1984 and has successfully bred Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Akitas, Beagles, and Pointers. During a 23-year professional handling career, he handled many specialty and all-breed Best in Show dogs.
Michael is a founding charter member of the Fulton County Ohio Kennel Club and he has been a member of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States for over 25 years.
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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