Leadership Summit

Ashley Morgan


February 5, 2022

  • How to Work With Veterinary Boards and Legislators

Dr. Ashley Morgan serves as director of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Division of State Advocacy. In this role, Ashley leads the association’s state-related advocacy efforts and engagement with the state and allied veterinary medical associations in legislative and regulatory activities. Prior to serving in this role, Ashley was in the AVMA’s Government Relations Division where she advocated to Congress and the federal government on pharmaceutical issues. Ashley is a graduate of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, practiced equine medicine, completed an AVMA Congressional Science Fellowship working on public health issues in the United States Senate, and is a Certified Association Executive.

Nathan Breen


February 5, 2022

  • Best Practice Policies & Governance Documents for Associations

NATHAN J. BREEN is a partner with Howe & Hutton, Ltd. Nathan serves as counsel to national and international trade associations across wide variety of industries providing guidance in the areas of association governance, antitrust, intellectual property, certification and accreditation, standards, information technology, hospitality, employment law, and risk management. He has twice served as Chair of the Trade and Professional Associations Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. Nathan has taught courses in hospitality law both in person and online as an adjunct professor at Lexington College and Kendall College. He earned his undergraduate degree from DePaul University and his Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School. Nathan is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the American Society of Association Executives and is admitted to practice in Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Peter Weinstein


February 5, 2022

  • Engaging Members and Keeping Them Engaged

  • Valuable Non-Dues Revenue Programs

Dr. Peter Weinstein attended Cornell University undergraduate and the University of Illinois to receive his DVM.  After graduation, he worked as an associate for three years before opening his practice.  

As he was running his practice, he identified the need for increased business acumen to make his practice successful. Thus, while managing and practicing full time, he attended University of Redlands to receive his MBA.

As a result of the MBA, he was able to relocate, expand and sell his practice to a corporate consolidator.  

Politically, he served as President of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association and President for VetPartners, the national consultants association. He just completed three years as the Chair of the Veterinary Economic Strategy Committee of the AVMA’s Veterinary Economics Division

In the veterinary industry, he acted as Medical Director overseeing the Claims Department for Veterinary Pet Insurance.

Recently, after 14 years, Dr. Weinstein retired from his role as the Executive Director for the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association to pursue other interests including teaching at Western University College of Veterinary Medicine.

He was the 2018 Speaker of the Year for the Western Veterinary Conference Practice Management Section.  And in 2021 for the VMX Practice Management section.  

He is co-author with Michael E Gerber of “The EMyth Veterinarian- Why Most Veterinary Practices Don’t Work and What to Do About It”.




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