Program | Monday, August 26, 2019

Attire is casual or business casual

Networking will begin at 5:00 p.m. outside of the Kay Barnes Grand Ballroom in the KC Convention Center.

2019 KC Animal Health Corridor Homecoming Program

Rise. Where’s your corporate soul?

Consumers and employees around the world are speaking up. Through their wallets and employment agreements, everyday people are shaping the way a company acts and behaves in the world. So, what do they want?

They are saying they only want to buy and work for companies that have a social conscience. It’s no longer good enough to produce a good product. It’s not good enough to pay a good salary and benefits. Consumers and employees alike want and expect a company to positively contribute to society in a meaningful way. A recent study by NYU found that purpose-oriented employees tend to remain with their employer 20% longer than those at other companies. They are also 47% more likely to be strong ambassadors of the company if they are connected with a purpose. From a consumer standpoint, 87% say they would purchase a product based on their social integrity.

While being a good corporate citizen isn’t a new phenomenon, recent social movements such as Bullying, Black Lives Matter, Climate Change and Me Too, have given rise to the public taking a greater role in social issues. The Animal Health Corridor represents hundreds of companies, many that have adopted social consciousness as a function of their business operation. Too often, it is kept a secret, a disservice to their employees and their brand. The 15th annual Homecoming dinner will celebrate all that is good about the animal health industry and reinforce the importance of taking a stance with social commitment.

Dinner Host | Scott Bormann

Bormann_Scott (2)Scott Bormann is Vice President, North America Operations, for Merck Animal Health. In this role, he oversees the management of the companion animal and food animal businesses in the U.S. and Canada.  Scott serves on Merck Animal Health’s Operating Committee and is a member of the Animal Health Leadership Team.  He joined Merck in 2012.

Prior to joining Merck, he served as Senior Director of the Animal Genetics business for Pfizer Animal Health responsible for leading global commercial efforts.

Bormann joined the animal health industry in 1991 as a sales representative and has held positions of increasing responsibility across livestock, companion animal and equine segments in several areas of commercial operations. His positions included Director of Companion Animal Business and Vice President, Livestock & Equine Business at Fort Dodge Animal Health.

He currently serves as chair of the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Board of Directors and chaired the board in 2014. The Animal Health Corridor provides leadership, oversight and connection to the private, research and academic sectors within the animal health segment, while partnering with the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute and the Kansas City Area Development Council. 

Scott also serves on the National FFA Foundation Sponsors’ Board, as well as the Texas A&M University, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication internal advisory board.

He holds both a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education and a Master of Science in Animal Science from Texas A&M University.

Iron Paw Award Recipient | Kim Allen

Kim Allen_HeadshotKim Allen has served as the President of the Commercial Division of Henry Schein Animal Health since July 2005, retiring Aug 1, 2018. Prior to that merger, Kim was the President of Burns Veterinary Supply for The Darby Group Companies for 9 years. She has over 36 years in the veterinary distribution industry, serving in various sales and marketing positions, as well as senior executive positions . Kim  served on the Board of Directors of the American Veterinary Distributors Association for 15 years. She has also served on the Vedco Board of Directors for 8 years. She received her  B.S. in Animal Science from Rutgers University.

Kim also rides and breeds Oldenburg horses and has shown them in dressage, eventing, and breed shows. She is also a member of the US Equestrian Federation, US Dressage Federation, and US Eventing Association. Kim has two children, Heather and John, who are both also in the animal health industry. She is also a proud grandparent.  She and her husband, Claude, live on a farm in White Pine, Tennessee with several dogs, cats and horses, were she will enjoy her retirement  from HSAH Aug. 1, 2018.

Spirit of Service Honorees |New Horizon Ranch and Rose Brooks Center

The KC Animal Health Corridor and its partners are honored to recognize two not-for-profit organizations with the 2019 Spirit of Service award, New Horizon Ranch and Rose Brooks Center.  

New Horizon Ranch

New Horizon Ranch


Serving individuals since 2007, it is the mission of New Horizon Ranch, to enrich the lives of individuals through equine assisted activities and therapies.


It is their belief that every child is capable of greatness and they believe that horses can play an important role in that process! Riding and interaction with horses are not only fun, but create opportunities for kids to improve physical strength, relational skills, cognitive skills and communication. Their horse partners create a unique and motivating atmosphere where riders are encouraged to reach new levels of independence, responsibility and confidence.

They take pride in their family-oriented culture. Many parents have expressed that coming to New Horizon Ranch is the highlight of their child’s week. The entire family enjoys coming to The Ranch, because everyone is accepted. Whether you are a volunteer, client, or family of a client, NHR is a breath of fresh air; it’s a place to take time, relax and enjoy the beauty of the horses and nature!


NHR currently offers a variety of programs including Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Riding, Equine Assisted Learning, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and Summer Day Camp programs to individuals of all ages with physical, cognitive, social, emotional and learning disabilities.

Rose Brooks Center

Rose Brooks Center is a Safe Place. They provide over 57,000 safe nights a year for individuals and pets.

Rose Brooks Center is about saving lives. They not only protect hundreds of adults, children and their pets who need their emergency shelter to escape life-threatening abuse, but thousands of families in the community who need support and resources.


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