MENAKER, Mr Ronald H New Jersey,
Ronald first served on the AKC Board from 1996 to 1998. Elected again in 2000, he became Vice Chairman in 2001 and has served as Chairman since March 2002. He has been actively involved in the sport of purebred dogs for more than 40 years. He has bred and exhibited Giant Schnauzers, Bedlington Terriers, and Norfolk Terriers. He is deeply involved in many breed and all-breed clubs, dedicating his time in various capacities. As a member of the Bedlington Terrier Club of America, Ron has held positions as President, Director, AKC Delegate, and Show Chairman. Additionally, he is a member of the Giant Schnauzer Club of America and the Border Terrier Club of America. He is the Show Chairman for the AKCEukanuba National Championship, past show chairman of the Westminster Kennel Club show, and is an Honorary Member of The Kennel Club in England. An AKC judge since 1994, Ronald has judged at more than 200 AKC Conformation shows. His many judging assignments have taken him across the country and around the world, including to: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela, etc. He has judged five World Dog Shows in recent years and is currently licensed to judge Best in Show, all Working breeds, all Sporting breeds, multiple Terrier breeds, Herding, Hound, and Non-Sporting breeds. He is also a Director and a past President of the AKC Museum of the Dog and a current Director of the AKC Canine Health Foundation and AKC Companion Animal Recovery. He is a member of the Board of Overseers for the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School; a Member of the Board of Trustees of the New York University Medical Center; and Vice Chairman and former Chairman of New York Downtown Hospital of which he is also a recipient of their Elizabeth Blackwell humanitarian award. He has also served as a Trustee of the Morris Animal Foundation and St. Hubert's Giralda Animal Welfare and Education Center.