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Jim Tedford

Jim Tedford serves as President and CEO for the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA). Previously he was a regional director for The Humane Society of the United States. Jim has also served as a consultant on not-for-profit management, strategic planning and organizational development. Jim holds a degree in animal science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The Tedfords share their “empty nest” in the Smoky Mountains with four dogs, one horse and a macaw.

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    25 years of the Expo experience (and counting)

    Jim Tedford (far left) with other veterans in the field, at Animal Care Expo 2002 in Miami, FL. Jim has been to every conference for 25 years.

    Hear from guest blogger Jim Tedford, President and CEO for the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) and die-hard Animal Care Expo attendee, as he reflects on the last 25 years of the conference.

    I take great pride in knowing that I am a member of a small fraternity of people who have never missed Animal Care Expo. Not once since 1992. In the interest of full disclosure, the first couple of years I had no choice. I was on the staff at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and many of us were required to be there. Much of what had to be done was done manually in those days, so we found ourselves working 14-16 hour days.

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