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Our Team

Meet the animal-loving team behind US Vet Shows  (we don't bite!)

Get to know us, our pets, and the best parts about working at US Vet Shows

Joe Kowalsky, Event Director

I love building communities and bringing people together. Now I get to do that exact thing and throw pets into the mix! 

Pet: Freddie

Lauren Filicia, Group Sales Manager

I love to bring people together to connect and I couldn't think of a more rewarding industry to do that!

Pet: Sandie 

Pete Ilich, Strategic Partnership Manager

Working with colleagues & partners with the same goal of promoting our industry & growing the Vet Show brand. I also love pets & appreciate those who help them.

Pet: Daisy

Leslie Berry, Client Success Specialist

It's rewarding knowing that all of the hard work put into producing each of our events has a direct impact on the wellbeing of animals!

Pet: Milo

Anthony Gonzalez, Sales Executive

I love communicating with the vet community. Vets are smart, friendly & want to learn. It's great to implement their feedback so we meet their needs.

Kim-Anthony Jones, Sales Executive

Working together with colleagues and partners to foster an environment to Connect, Learn, and Collaborate!

Tim Payne, Operations Manager

Being a part of a relentlessly innovative team that consistently pushes the boundaries of live events & new ways to support the veterinary community. Also... dogs.

Pet(s): Pepper & Theo

Natalie Merkert, Operations Coordinator

I am extremely excited to be a part of a team who supports and amplifies the veterinarian industry. Our team is tightknit and works together to make sure the Vet Show is successful and informative! Plus, animals are the best. 

Pet: Ellie

MacGregor Rucker, Delegate Relations Executive

Live events build a fellowship & family that the virtual world, for all its value, can't match.

Pet: Jane

Erica Picarelli, Conference Manager

The ability to work with a fun, friendly, dedicated & motivated team for what some consider to be better than humans…animals!

Pet: Penny

Shanna Allen, Senior Marketing Manager

I love working with a team that’s passionate about our events and our industry!

Pets: Bojangles & Logan

Celia Patterson, Marketing Executive

I love being a part of such a warm, dedicated team working to create exceptional events to support the growth and education of the community that cares for our pets.

Becca Romano, Marketing Executive

I am excited to be a part of a team that works together and cares about each other’s success.

Pet: Tebow

Ruthika Narayanan, Marketing Executive

Working with a vibrant team who are passionately driven to promote the Vet Show and the industry, while giving back to humans’ best friends (animals)!

Pet: Aspen

Bart Radlo, Accounts Receivable

I enjoy being a part of a team that focuses on an important thing in people’s lives, which are pets! Pets are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

Pet: Malutki, Koko

Katherine Olivieri, Accounts Payable

I am excited to be part of team that supports the Veterinary community.

Pet: Max (pictured)

Courtney Weren, Staff Accountant

I love contributing to a great company that supports the veterinary community!

TJ Lesser, Senior Accounting Manager

I enjoy problem solving with our team and seeing these events come to life for such a rewarding community.

Matt Dirs, Vice President of Finance

Pets are such an important part of people's lives. It's personally rewarding to work for a company that supports the veterinary community.

Pet: Junior

April Walsh, Vice President

Pet: Fraunce


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