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Introducing: The New UKC Vice President Team

UKC Is Pleased To Announce The Following Leadership News

July 19, 2022


  • The appointment of former Director of National Events, Nicole Sedlecky, to UKC Vice President.
  • The appointment of former Director of Business Operations, Sara Prudden, to UKC Vice President.
  • Todd Kellam remains as a UKC Vice President.
Nicole Sedlecky

Nicole Sedlecky, UKC Vice President.

-Nicole Sedlecky has been a key leadership team member since 2019 and UKC employee since 2015. In this expanded role she will work in collaboration with the existing Directors of Hunting Ops and the All-Breed Sports teams to develop, implement and manage all aspects of the sport program space while continuing to oversee strategic development of UKC National Events.

Sara Prudden

Sara Prudden, UKC Vice President.

-Sara Prudden moves to expand her role in overseeing Internal Operations by working closely in collaboration with the existing Directors of the Media & Communications and Customer Service & Registration teams for added growth and efficiency. She has been a key leadership team member since 2019 and a UKC employee since 2009.

Todd Kellam

Todd Kellam, UKC Vice President.

-Todd Kellam remains a Vice President of UKC and is shifting his focus to provide strategic-level program support, bolster UKCs support of the American Field community, further contribute to UKCs podcast and print content, and will continue to oversee affiliate club relationships.

Looking Ahead

This expansion of the UKC leadership team, along with a redistribution of its roles and focuses, is set to keep pace with the thriving UKC event and registration demands. With added leadership resources in place, we are best suited to amplify UKCs standing as the worlds leading dog sports organization. We look forward to maintaining existing affiliate engagements while also advancing our offerings and services and creating new efficiencies for our customers in this time of tremendous growth. As we strengthen our internal processes to pursue areas of critical importance, we remain committed to Dogs That Do More™, hunters, breeders, owners, handlers, and all of those in the UKC family.

Guided by the belief that dogs make a difference by being the best partner a human can have in the field, on the job, or in a competition event, UKC is a community for people and dogs to pursue excellence together. Founded in 1898, UKC has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of Dogs That Do More, and their owners, by providing essential resources to help owners and breeders make informed decisions. The dog-human bond is celebrated through family-friendly programs highlighting the instincts and heritage of purebred and mixed-breed dogs alike at over 18,000 licensed events annually.

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