CWA congratulates our own Dr. Marci Koski. She is the winner in the Advocate Category of this year’s Pet Industry Women of the Year Awards for her business, Feline Behavior Solutions. The award was part of the annual recognition held by Women in the Pet Industry Network.
Dr. Marci Koski is a certified Feline Behavior and Training Professional, and her work with Feline Behavior Solutions helps keep cats with treatable behavior issues in homes and out of shelters. Dr. Koski has had Feline Behavior Solutions for three years, and has received specialized and advanced certificates in Feline Training and Behavior from the Animal Behavior Institute. She also holds a doctorate in Fish and Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University, and worked as a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for over ten years, where she focused her efforts on the conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered species. All this adds to her expertise as an advocate for cats.
A panel of four independent judges reviewed and scored nominations for applicants in five categories – Solopreneur, Entrepreneur, Corporate, Advocate, and Rising Star. This year’s judges included a director of a non-profit organization, a founder of a successful pet organization, a COO of a design firm, and a director of a top women’s scholarship organization.
Says Shawna Schuh, president of WIPIN, “The Pet Industry Women of the Year Awards are a celebration of women who have made highly successful careers in the pet industry: They shine in large part because they are so passionate about helping women as well as pets. Marci is a perfect example! It is exciting to honor her and other women with a genuine calling to make the pet industry stronger.”