APPA Announces Staff Promotions

APPA Announces Staff Promotions

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(Greenwich, CT) — Andrew Darmohraj, executive vice president and COO of the American Pet Products Association (APPA), is pleased to announce the promotion of Tracey Wilson to Senior Show Manager, Special Events and Meetings and Alexis Vallerio to Administrative Coordinator.

In her new position, Wilson will work closely with Darmohraj in overseeing the Trade Show Department and will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks associated with planning and executing Global Pet Expo, regional conferences, meetings and special events, and the members they serve.  Wilson previously served as Show Manager, Special Events and Meetings for the Association.

In her new role as Administrative Coordinator, Vallerio will work in APPA’s administrative department under Edith Martignetti to assist with daily management of the Association’s office operations.  Additionally, she will assist the Chief Accountant Miranda Jaffe with accounting services for Global Pet Expo and the Association. Vallerio previously served as Office Administrator for APPA.  

“We couldn’t be happier to announce both of these well-deserved promotions,” said Darmohraj. “Tracey has been with us for many years, and is a fantastic asset to our trade show department. This is a great opportunity for her to further demonstrate her knowledge and experience in special event management. And we are thrilled to have Alexis serving in this new role as well. Both individuals play an integral role in the success of our team.”


The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes more than 1,100 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit for more information. 

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