January 20, 2015/Denver — Clinton A. Lewis, Jr., Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Operations for Zoetis, is now a member of the board of trustees at Morris Animal Foundation. Lewis brings an in-depth knowledge of the animal health industry to his role as trustee, as well as impactful leadership skills honed during his career with Zoetis. Morris Animal Foundation is one of the largest nonprofit organizations worldwide that funds scientific studies to advance the health and well-being of all animals.
“I am thrilled that Clint has joined our board of trustees, and know that he will bring his infectious energy and enthusiasm to this role, as he has done with every other endeavor in his career,” said David Haworth, DVM, PhD, and President/CEO of Morris Animal Foundation. “His business experience will benefit not only Morris Animal Foundation, but the animals whose lives we seek to improve through our work.”
At Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health), Lewis oversees the management of the livestock and companion animal businesses in the United States, and also leads Zoetis’s global genetics business. He previously served as President, U.S. Operations, in the Pfizer Animal Health organization. In 2011-2012, Lewis served as chairman of the Animal Health Institute, a trade association advocating for the animal health industry.
“During my career with Pfizer, and now Zoetis, I’ve admired the work of Morris Animal Foundation and been impressed with their mission to improve the health and wellness of all animals,” said Lewis, who began his career with Pfizer in 1988. “I am honored to have been asked to serve as a trustee and look forward to working with everyone at the Foundation.”
Lewis also brings to Morris Animal Foundation a strong background in the life sciences and commercial operations – knowledge that will help inform decisions on the Foundation’s current and future initiatives in animal health science.
“The role Morris Animal Foundation plays in supporting discovery that furthers animal health is critical,” said Lewis. “Without the active investment of the Foundation, I don’t think the state of veterinary medicine would be where it is today, particularly the dramatic breakthroughs in animal cancer care and treatment we’ve seen in the last several decades. It’s amazing to look at where we’ve come from and where we might be tomorrow. As an animal lover and business leader, I’m excited to be a part of that future.”
About Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science to advance animal health. The Foundation is a global leader in funding scientific studies for companion animals, horses and wildlife. Since its founding in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation has invested more than $92 million toward 2,300 studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments, preventions and cures for animals worldwide. Learn more at www.morrisanimalfoundation.org.