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Wayne Pacelle
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Primary Location:
Washington, DC, USA

Career Info

Primary Industry:
Non-Profits / Philanthropy
Personal Career Headline:
President & CEO of The Humane Society of the United States
Business Description (One-Liner):

Nonprofit organization focused on animal-related cruelties and animal welfare problems.

Experience Timeline:
21-30 years of work experience

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Career Snapshot:

Wayne Pacelle is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Humane Society of the United States. Since his appointment in 2004, Wayne Pacelle has driven the growth of The HSUS through greater visibility and engagement and a remarkable range of corporate and policy gains on animal protection issues – from animal fighting and anti-cruelty laws to factory farming, puppy mills and horse protection.

The HSUS is the nation’s largest animal care provider, and also the nation’s leading advocacy organization for animals. The organization has helped pass more than 1,100 state animal protection laws and more than 25 federal statutes during Pacelle’s tenure. Pacelle’s 2011 book, The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them, was a New York Times bestseller. Non-Profit Times named Pacelle Executive of the Year in 2005, and he’s been on the “Power and Influence Top 50” list among non-profit organizations four times in recent years

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Your Business's Motto?:

Confronting Cruelty, Celebrating Animals.

One food and drink on earth, what would you choose?:

A soy chai latte and my wife’s delicious vegan enchiladas.

What literature is on your bed stand?:

There are about 80 books on the bed stand and on my iPad (the latter minimizes clutter). I just finished reading Our Declaration by Danielle Allen. It’s a spirited defense of the Declaration of Independence as a call for political equality, and a powerful call for a better democratic process in our time.

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