Archive: May 2018

Manolita Moore Named First Non-Vet Germinder20 Power of Pink Honoree



Story Focuses on #Digital #Innovation

She’s got the formula. She’s transformative, she’s innovative and progressive, but she knows how to take care of herself – and others. For her early and continued innovations in the digital space, her warm professional demeanor and passionate commitment to the veterinary profession, Manolita Moore, MBA, has been named the first non-veterinarian Germinder + Associates 20th Anniversary Power of Pink Honoree. She has chosen the Pixel Fund for her #PowerofPink designated donation. #Germinder20 #PowerofPinkHonoree

Moore is Vice President of Exhibit Sales & Operations for the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC). Prior to joining NAVC, she spent nearly seventeen years at Western Veterinary Conference (WVC), helping transform the association into one of the world’s largest and highly sought-after continuing education providers in the world. Now at NAVC she is an integral part of the management team transforming that organization. In announcing the award, Germinder + Associates President Lea-Ann Germinder said,

Manolita Moore, MBA

I’ve worked with Manolita in countless scenarios for almost two decades – as a client, as an agency representing major exhibitors to being a client exhibiting at VMX. Manolita is always seeking innovative solutions to seemingly impossible tasks. And, she approaches it all with her warm, friendly demeanor. Not looking down at you, but looking up with you. It’s refreshing and  reassuring and one of the many keys to her success.”

As mother of two children with a tireless work ethic, she and editor Lea-Ann Germinder share the experience of working in organized veterinary medicine for many years – without being a veterinarian. They first met in 2000 during Germinder + Associates’ handling of the WVC account and the launch of Goodnewsforpets.com. Germinder is sharing her story as part of the celebration of Germinder’s 20th Anniversary celebration.

“Being one of the Power of Pink Honorees is a major honor, especially as a non-veterinarian. I am extremely humbled and honored to be in the same company with other honorees whose accomplishments are far greater and significant than mine. I am also very fortunate to have worked with so many amazing and talented individuals in the veterinary industry over the years. Lea-Ann is one of them. As a female leader and entrepreneur, I respect and admire her work. As a client, she delivers and does an outstanding job. As an exhibitor, she is so easy to work with. And, as a person and a female colleague, she is real and very down to earth.”

Moore has designated The Pixel Fund as the recipient of a donation from a special Germinder + Associates 20th Anniversary Fund in her honor. The Pixel Fund is a division of Pixel’s Posse, and operates with an all-volunteer team, including its board of directors. They rely on their dedicated network of fosters and rescue partners to pull pets to safety from high kill shelters, get them healthy and ready for adoption.

The Power of Pink: A Personal Story was announced in January 2018 as part of the celebration of Germinder’s 20thAnniversary Year. The women’s storytelling initiative not only highlights the founder’s story, but also shines a spotlight on 20 leaders whose stories have touched and inspired Germinder to success. To date Honorees named and their designated donations include Debra Horwitz, DVM, DACVB (Missouri Humane Society), Heidi Lobprise, DVM, DAVDS (Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs), and Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, MS,DABVP (Winn Feline Foundation), Dan Richardson, DVM, DACVS (Stormont-Vail Foundation Care Line) have been named as Honorees. Additional Honorees will be named throughout 2018. Links to personal interviews with each honoree are also featured here.

Germinder + Associates provides communications services for the pet/vet sector and other niche industries. The woman-owned company was founded by Lea-Ann O’Hare Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA in Kansas City and has offices in New York City and Kansas City. The company connects and consults with executives in both established companies and organizations interested in entering the vet and pet industries in the U.S.

Goodnewsforpets.com™ combines an award-winning website and social media channels to curate news of interest and importance to pet parents, veterinary professionals and the pet industry. Editorial, contests, sponsored content distribution and advertising are available.

GNFP Digital™ provides a wide range of digital services including digital audits, standard or custom infographics, topic specific modules and branded content implementation. The custom digital content development and distribution services are offered for national brands, veterinary practices and other niche markets.

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Dan Richardson, DVM, DACVS Named Germinder20 Power of Pink Honoree



First Male Honoree Story Focuses on Mentorship; Success of Dental Campaign

 (New York – May 3, 2018) — An early love of animals and an academic family set his course. Add being mentored and mentoring and you’ve got the story of a successful career of firsts in veterinary medicine. For his leadership and more, Daniel C. Richardson, DVM, DACVS has been named the first male Germinder + Associates 20th Anniversary Power of Pink Honoree. #Germinder20 #PowerofPinkHonoree

Dr. Richardson is CEO Emeritus of Kansas State University Olathe and is now active consulting and on several boards and task forces. He previously was Vice President, Research; Vice President, Pet Nutrition Center; and Vice President, Clinical Nutrition and Chief Animal Welfare Veterinarian of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Prior to joining Hill’s he held several academic teaching and research positions. Dan has published extensively and is an internationally recognized speaker with expertise in nutrition and veterinary orthopedics.

Dr. Dan Richardson, Power of Pink Honoree

“Working with Dan was an extraordinary and special time for me, but to learn the rest of his story only shows that was just a moment in time in his exemplary career. His lengthy career is a powerful one in that it shows how he was mentored and then gave back to others. How lucky I and others are to have had, and still have the opportunity to collaborate with him and grow under his guidance,” said Lea-Ann Germinder, APR Fellow PRSA, president of Germinder + Associates.

Dr. Richardson met Germinder while he was Director of Advanced Research at Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. helping launch Hill’s Prescription Diet® Canine t/d®. He introduced Germinder to the veterinary dental experts to help launch “Pets Need Dental Care, Too!” the Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. sponsored public awareness campaign that is credited with building the oral care category for pets. Read more about Dan’s dental research and more highlights of his career in the Goodnewsforpets interview.

In acknowledging this latest recognition, Dr. Richardson said, “It is a privilege that Lea-Ann has chosen me to be one of her Power of Pink Honorees. While the recognition is a surprise, it doesn’t surprise me that Lea-Ann has found yet another way to share her positive outlook on both the profession and life in general. She has worked very hard over the years, breaking new ground and building a business devoted to extolling the many virtues of veterinary medicine. Her ability to use innovative platforms and bring out the best, whether working with an individual or a group of companies and organizations, is remarkable.”

Dr. Richardson has designated the Stormont Vail Foundation Care Line as the recipient of a donation from a special Germinder + Associates 20th Anniversary Fund in his honor. Stormont Vail is an integrated health care system based in Topeka, Kansas serving a multicounty region in northeast Kansas. The Stormont Vail Foundation Care Line helps meet the emergency needs of patients and their families with needs that are typically not covered by insurance after all other resources have been exhausted.

“Lea-Ann’s donations associated with this honor are just another example of her positive, upbeat, lead-by-example approach to life. I, and many others, owe her a great big “Thank You” for all she’s done for the profession and for being a wonderful colleague and friend!” concluded Dr. Richardson.

The Power of Pink: A Personal Story was announced in January 2018 as part of the celebration of Germinder’s 20thAnniversary Year. The women’s storytelling initiative not only highlights the founder’s story, but also shines a spotlight on 20 leaders whose stories have touched and inspired Germinder to success. To date Honorees named and their designated donations include Debra Horwitz, DVM, DACVB (Missouri Humane Society), Heidi Lobprise, DVM, DAVDS (Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs), and Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, MS,DABVP (Winn Feline Foundation) have been named as Honorees. Additional Honorees will be named throughout 2018.

Germinder + Associates provides communications services for the pet/vet sector and other niche industries. The woman-owned company was founded by Lea-Ann O’Hare Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA in Kansas City and has offices in New York City and Kansas City. The company connects and consults with executives in both established companies and organizations interested in entering the vet and pet industries in the U.S.

Goodnewsforpets.com™ combines an award-winning website and social media channels to curate news of interest and importance to pet parents, veterinary professionals and the pet industry. Editorial, contests, sponsored content distribution and advertising are available.

GNFP Digital™ provides a wide range of digital services including digital audits, standard or custom infographics, topic specific modules and branded content implementation. The custom digital content development and distribution services are offered for national brands, veterinary practices and other niche markets.

Contact:

Lea-Ann Germinder, APR Fellow PRSA Lgerminder@germinder.com

@lgerminder

212-367-2170 Wk

917-334-8682 Cell

Graphic, photo & full Richardson bio available