Tracey Gray-Walker named CEO of AVMA Trusts

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​The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Trust family, which provides professional liability insurance, life insurance and other coverage through AVMA PLIT and AVMA LIFE, has named Tracey Gray-Walker as the CEO of the AVMA Trusts. Gray-Walker brings a wealth of experience, most recently as the founder and CEO of Dialogue Consulting Group.

Dr. Joe Kinnarney, chair of the AVMA Trusts, said Gray-Walker will oversee the trusts to further enhance their realignment and synergy while providing strategic direction to enhance and improve these core products and services that veterinarians have come to expect through their AVMA membership.

"It is an exciting time for the AVMA, as the trusts look to develop new products to help veterinarians and veterinary practices while continuing to deliver the core products and services and customer service that AVMA members value so highly," said Dr. Kinnarney. "Ms. Gray-Walker's proven ability to conceptualize, develop strategies and build relationships that result in valued initiatives, programs and products will provide the AVMA Trusts with a seamless delivery of enhanced products and services to our members. We're thrilled and very fortunate to have her join us."

Gray-Walker joins the AVMA Trusts with diverse experience across multiple disciplines. She is the founder and CEO of C-suite advisor Dialogue Consulting Group LLC, focusing on inclusive leadership, profit-and-loss management, organizational productivity, efficiency and strategic planning. She served as senior vice president and managing director of association management at AXA Equitable, where she held key leadership roles resulting in a more diverse and inclusive environment within all business units. As the leader responsible for driving the P&L for AXA Equitable's Association Business, she cultivated partnerships and developed a marketing strategy designed to demonstrate and promote the value of their retirement program, initiatives that resulted in increased client retention and satisfaction.

"I am excited to join the AVMA Trust family at this exciting time, and look forward to developing additional value for AVMA members," Gray-Walker said.

For more information, contact Michael San Filippo, AVMA senior media relations specialist, at 847-285-6687 (office), 847-732-6194 (cell) or msanfilippoatavma [dot] org (msanfilippo[at]avma[dot]org).

About the AVMA

Serving more than 100,000 member veterinarians, the AVMA is the nation's leading representative of the veterinary profession, dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of animals, humans and the environment. Founded in 1863 and with members in every U.S. state and territory and more than 60 countries, the AVMA is one of the largest veterinary medical organizations in the world. Informed by our members' unique scientific training and clinical knowledge, the AVMA supports the crucial work of veterinarians and advocates for policies that advance the practice of veterinary medicine and improve animal and human health.