U.S. Humane Society appoints permanent CEO and President

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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has confirmed Kitty Block will be their new permanent CEO and President.

Ms. Block, who was acting President and CEO will now take up the position on a permanent basis.

She joined the HSUS in 1992 as a legal investigator and was previously President, Humane Society International.

Ms. Block said:

"I look forward to building on the progress we have made – for our staff, for our volunteers, for our donors and for the animals. We have made great strides in addressing the challenges facing the HSUS.
"Giving animals a better tomorrow is my lifelong passion and it is what we are all fighting for here at the HSUS. It is a true honor to lead this organization in its next chapter."

The Society has also appointed Susan Atherton and Thomas J. Sabatino, Jr., as Co-Chairs of the HSUS Board .

It follows the decision of Eric L. Bernthal to step down as Board Chair after seven years in this role.

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