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A Note from the 2020 Board Chairman, Yvonne Hsu

by Danni Hammontree | Mar 04, 2020

Hsu_YvonneHello fellow Corridor members! Welcome to a new decade within the KC Animal Health Corridor and the start of our 15th year!

I’m thrilled to be serving as your chairman this year, and working closely with members of the animal health industry. As I begin my term, I look forward to working to further initiatives that benefit all of us in the Animal Health Corridor. I’m joined by Simon Walley, president- BIOMIN America Inc, who will serve as your board vice chair for 2020. I’m sure you will agree, we are fortunate to have Simon as he brings a wealth of industry knowledge, insight and experience to the role.

The KC Animal Health Corridor continues to pursue progress and innovation in our industry and provides a forum and support to allow these initiatives to thrive. Our strategic priorities remain consistent, focused and centered around four key areas:

Engagement of the Animal Health Industry

As the foundational pillar, the Corridor continues to advocate locally and globally towards strategic engagement of the animal health industry.

Public Policy Development Efforts

On the state (both Missouri and Kansas) and federal levels, we will support legislation and policies as appropriate, advancing and promoting the KC Animal Health Corridor’s assets and resources. We will do this by leveraging our partnerships with organizations that are primarily focused on public policy for the industry.

Workforce Development

As we look toward the future of the Corridor, it’s imperative we help our industry allies secure and retain the best possible talent. Through our workforce subcommittee, we will provide leadership to local educational providers about the workforce skills required by the industry, as well as deploy a national career awareness toolkit for educators.

Advancing Innovation

As innovation continues to drive change, fostering innovation became a strategic imperative. The KC Animal Health Investment Forum and hosting targeted venture capital groups in the Corridor are two such priorities of advancing innovation.  Serving as a conduit of innovation and technological advancement advances our industry.

I look forward to meeting and working with you all and for a fruitful year ahead. 

Yvonne Hsu

Marketing Director

US Hill’s Pet Nutrition 

 

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