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Loran Hickton

"Working with community to reach great results for pets and animals."

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
male
committed relationship, 2 children
Speaks: english
Joined Nov 17, 2007
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It is with great pride, a clear sense of accomplishment and personal satisfaction that we announce our departure as Executive Director of NAPHIA, effective January 1, 2011.

In the near future, I will be announcing my future plans, and certainly those plans will include continued involvement in pet health related issues and business.

During my involvement in efforts to communicate the value of pet health insurance (as Executive Director of NAPHIA, and previously through Salmon Creek PR), there have been many milestones reached that have made a measurable difference in the lives of pets and pet owners. We have been very fortunate to participate and play a small part of communicating the tireless efforts of others and the positive difference that quality pet health insurance provides.

There have been enormous investments and countless hours of work of tireless devotion to improve the health and resources for pets. These efforts include the founding members of the Board of Directors of NAPHIA. Founding members are; Darryl Rawlings, CEO of Trupanion, Dennis Rushovich, CEO of Hartville Group Inc. – ASPCA Pets Health Care Plan), Randy Valpy, president and CEO of SecuriCan General Insurance Co. (PetSecure Canada) and Jack Stephens, DVM, Founder and President of Pets Best Insurance.

The past and continued success of pet health insurance has a strong and undeniable link to Dr. Jack Stephens. He has invested a great portion of his life in the development of pet health insurance to provide more resources for the good health of pets. His work has directly provided measurable reductions of economic euthanasia and directly has saved tens of thousands of pets and untold hardship of pet owners in the United States. Nearly thirty years ago, Jack put together a group of around 700 veterinarians that each contributed $1,000 to create what is now the largest and oldest pet health insurance provider in the United States.

In 2006, Jack’s vision and wisdom brought together key pet health insurance providers and leading members of the pet health community to the Summit. From the Summit, the founding pet health insurance providers agreed to form NAPHIA as a non-profit organization to bolster the awareness and quality of pet insurance.

The Summit also included board members of The American Veterinary Medical Association, board members of The American Animal Hospital Association, board members of The Morris Animal Foundation, Mary Beth Leininger, DVM, Director, Professional Affairs for Hill’s Pet Nutrition, John Francis, Vice President and General Manager of MWI Veterinary Supply, Ronald Brakke, CEO of Brakke Consulting, and Thomas Catanzaro, DVM, of Veterinary Consulting International. The Summit was planned and coordinated by Salmon Creek PR and the objectives were facilitated by Gerald Faust, PhD, of Faust Consulting.

The message and the value of quality pet health insurance is now reaching an unprecedented audience of millions and millions of stakeholders. Today this means that fewer pets are being euthanized; more pet owners are being spared the excruciating decision of providing needed care or putting their pet down. And care-providers are able to now continue care in situations where it just was not possible before as more pet owners have pet health insurance coverage.

Please continue to support NAPHIA and all quality pet health insurance products. Pet Health Insurance is a measurable means to improve the health and happiness of all that enjoy a connection to a loving pet. Your support is life-saving and is making a difference. Also thank you for the kind and positive support that you have extended personally! Sincerely, Loran Hickton Executive Director - North American Pet Health Insurance Association President and Creative Director - Salmon Creek Public Relations llc. 434 Salvini Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15243 Office Telephone: (412) 319-7730

 
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Joined Nov 17, 2007 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
Here for Meeting Friends, Dating, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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OurPetNetwork (6) Pet Cancer Foundation (493)
Pet Insurance - North American Pet Health Insurance Association (17) The Pet Health Insurance Resource Center (1)
Groups $2 for animals in need of vet care (each week we support a new case), A Dog-Gone Good Natural Pets Group, Abandoned Animals, American Humane Association, American Senior Cats, American Staffordshire Terrier and Pit Bull Lovers, Angel Rescue, Animal Angels - HeartReach, Animal Control Officers, Rescues and Cruelty Investigators Help Group, Animal Fanatics, Animal Lovers, Animal Outreach of Kansas, Animal Sanctum, Animal rights more »
Hometown Pittsburgh, PA 
Homepage http://www.naphia.org  
Birthday Nov 30  
Languages english  
About Me Creative and passionate for results
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Pets Baxter  
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning
Religions  
Eating Habits try to eat healthy  
Wild Fact About Me Some of the places I have been...
My Philosophy Keep trying
What Gives Me Hope Children
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I would never want to be a mayor or any of these things... I am doing just fine, thank you very much.
What/who changed my life and why Just someone who cared a great deal for those around him...
What Bugs Me intolerance  
Passions communication!, peace, family, earth, children, animals  
Inspirations good people  
What Scares Me ignorance  
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Role Models My Grandmother  
Quotation "How is this going to work?" Many of the people have worked with me...
Interests pets  
Books biographies  
Music  
Movies Braveheart  
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Favorite Places Home, mountains  
Can't Live Without my children  
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    Jul 22, 2010 5:54 AM

    jeannie k. (4)

    Hi Loran! Thank you for the add request!  I'm new here and you are my first friend! I'm very much into animal rights and thats what brought me to this site. Hope to keep in touch.


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    Roni Y. (96)

    Hello Loran, Hoping your weekend is peaceful and fun.
    Hugs, Roni





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