Longtime supporter played vital role in developing SPCA’s planned full-service veterinary hospital
Largo, Fla. (February 22, 2016) — SPCA Tampa Bay is pleased to appoint John Ralph as president of its Board of Directors. In his previous board positions as development chair and finance chair, Ralph has played an important role in the development and planning of SPCA’s full-service veterinary hospital, which is on target to open in St. Petersburg later this year.
“John’s leadership has been invaluable to the process of developing our plans for the veterinary hospital,” said Martha Boden, CEO of SPCA Tampa Bay. “He was critical in developing concepts for new revenue streams, determining the financial feasibility of the veterinary hospital, selecting its location and coordinating the financing. We’re thankful for his continued leadership and guidance as our board president.”
Ralph is founder and majority shareholder of St. Petersburg-based John Ralph & Associates, PA, which provides tax planning, tax return preparation and business consulting to individuals, businesses, estates and trusts. Over the past 20 years, Ralph has built a reputation as a reliable business partner.
Ralph’s professional experience coupled with his previous board positions has provided guidance and support to SPCA Tampa Bay on fund development and fiscal responsibility.
Ralph is expected to serve a two-year term as Board president.
About SPCA Tampa Bay
SPCA Tampa Bay accepts all pets surrendered by their owners. More than 7,500 animals are admitted each year. The organization’s mission is to improve the community by promoting humane care, preventing animal cruelty and reducing pet overpopulation. Community services include animal cruelty investigation, accessible wellness care, lost/found pet assistance, animal admission and animal transport. SPCA programs include pet adoption, free pet behavior help, Sniff University training for dogs and cats, children’s summer camps and more. Founded in 1940, SPCA Tampa Bay is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization located on 10 acres in Largo with a planned full-service veterinary hospital expected to open in St. Petersburg in 2016. For more information: www.spcatampabay.org.