The Westminster Kennel Club Announces
New Director of Communications
Gail Miller Bisher, a long-time communications professional as well
as dog show judge and exhibitor, has been named Director of
Communications for The Westminster Kennel Club. She replaces
David Frei, who has moved on to other opportunities but will be
hosting his last telecast of the Dog Show in 2016 on CNBC (Monday,
Feb. 15) and USA Network (Tuesday, Feb. 16) from 8-10pm ET.
Bisher (pronounced By-sher) has more than 30 years of experience
in the dog world as a handler, trainer, writer and spokesperson. She
is an AKC-licensed conformation judge and Canine Good Citizen
evaluator, with a background including conformation, obedience,
herding and earthdog trials.
Professionally, she has handled marketing, business development
and public relations for The American Kennel Club as well as various
dog websites. She has appeared in major media including NBC's
Today show, the New York Times and CNN as well as handling radio
media tours nationwide.
Bisher's history with The Westminster Kennel Club began when she won second place in Junior
Showmanship at the WKC show, and she has worked in the press room and produced video segments
at The Westminster Dog Show in past years.
"We are delighted to have Gail Bisher as the new face of The Westminster Kennel Club," said Club
President Mr. Seán W. McCarthy. "Her experience in the dog world combined with her high level of
qualifications as a Communications professional ensure that the 140-year legacy of The Westminster
Kennel Club is in good hands."
Westminster Show Chair Mr. Thomas H. Bradley, 3d., seconded the confidence: "Gail is a pleasure to
work with as well as a consummate communications pro," he said.
For her part, Bisher could not be happier. "For someone who loves dogs as I do, there is nothing more
exciting than to be part of The Westminster Kennel Club - the premier organization in our sport and such
a strong voice for all dogs," she stated.
Assisting Bisher in the Communications Department this year are Katherine Wright, a third-generation
terrier breeder and exhibitor, and Terri Cude, who spent many years in the sport along with having 30+
years' experience in the communications field.facebook: WKCDogShow / twitter: @WKCDOGS / instagram: westminsterkennelclub