President & CEO
Pet Food Institute
Modernizing pet food regulation — Brooks explores issues with the current pet food regulatory framework in the U.S. This includes a lack of recognition that dogs and cats are considered members of the family by 95% of Americans, delays in getting new, innovative ingredients approved and products being pulled from shelves in one state because of the premarket label review process. She presents PFI’s solution and next steps.
Dana Brooks is the president and CEO of the Pet Food Institute in Washington, D.C. She has worked in government relations for 22 years representing a range of agricultural and food interests. Brooks is a recipient of the Women in Agribusiness Ambassador Award, Woman of Influence by Pet Age magazine in 2019 and 2021, and Top 50 in 2022. She also serves as the chair of the board of directors for Pet Partners.