Cathleen Enright, PhD, has been named the new president and CEO for the Pet Food Institute, effective April 27, 2015.

Most recently, Enright served as executive vice president, food and agriculture for the Biotechnology Industry Organization, where she spearheaded the development and launch of GMO Answers, an industrywide initiative to address negative perceptions about GMOs.

Prior to this, Enright led Federal Government Affairs for the Western Growers Association and served in senior roles across the federal government, including policy analyst, U.S. Department of State; assistant deputy administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, as deputy assistant.