Denver -- David Haworth, DVM, PhD, has been named the new president and chief executive officer of Morris Animal Foundation (MAF), taking over for Dr. Patricia Olson, who left the position in November 2010.
— David Haworth, DVM, PhD, has been named the new president and chief executive officer of Morris Animal Foundation (MAF), taking over for Dr. Patricia Olson, who left the position in November 2010.
Haworth will officially join MAF June 13, relocating his family from Kalamazoo, Mich., where he will leave a position he has held since 2008—director of global alliances for Pfizer Animal Health.
“Dr. Haworth brings a diversity of experiences that include corporate partnership development, veterinary research, nonprofit oversight and clinical practice,” says Mark Carter, PhD, chair of Morris Animal Foundation’s board of trustees. “Morris Animal Foundation has experienced excellent growth over the past few years, and Dr. Haworth’s background and passion for animal health will help to move the organization into its next phase of growth and evolution.”Haworth will oversee a staff of 31, implement MAF’s strategic plan, provide leadership in developing organizational and financial plans, support fundraising efforts and ensure that the MAF identifies and funds strategic research that produces significant outcomes to advance the health of companion animals and wildlife.
“Morris Animal Foundation has an incredibly strong and influential track record of funding important research that directly impacts the way we, as veterinarians, practice medicine,” Haworth said. “I am extremely excited to be selected to be a part of the team that has accomplished so much for animals. I’m also looking forward to interacting with donors, partners and all the others who share our belief that animals play a fundamental role in our lives and our world.”
Haworth has worked in a variety of positions at Pfizer since joining the company in 2000. Prior to working at Pfizer, Before joining Pfizer, he was an associate veterinarian at a small animal and emergency clinic in Washington. He has also served on board of directors for the American Kennel Club’s Canine Health Foundation.
Haworth earned a bachelor of science in biology from the College of William & Mary and his doctorate of veterinary medicine and doctorate of philosophy from Colorado State University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Colorado State University’s Animal Cancer Center.