Monday, November 23, 2009
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Direct: (414) 431-6104
Anne Reed Named Wisconsin Humane Society
Milwaukee, WI – The Wisconsin Humane Society is pleased to announce it has selected Anne Reed as its new executive director. Reed, a lawyer at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC, will begin her duties as executive director on January 11, 2010.
The Wisconsin Humane Society is the largest animal welfare organization in the state and is nationally recognized for its leadership in the animal welfare field. Reed succeeds Victoria Wellens, who served in the position for 15 years, and Ellen Clark, who has served as interim executive director since Wellens’ passing in March 2009. Clark has been appointed deputy director at the shelter.
“After an extensive search, and with unanimous consent, we have chosen Anne Reed to fill this key position with the Wisconsin Humane Society,” said Tony Enea, WHS board president. “Anne’s leadership ability, progressive vision and accomplishments in the non-profit sector will be great assets in ensuring the continued success of the Wisconsin Humane Society.”
Reed is a current board member of Meta House, Inc., a substance abuse treatment center in Milwaukee serving women and their children, where she also served as board president. Reed has also served on the board of Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc. For the last 28 years, she has been a member of the litigation practice group at Reinhart Boerner, a firm of over 200 lawyers serving the legal needs of business clients. She obtained her A.B at Northwestern University and her J.D. at Cornell Law School.
"I am honored to become a part of a dynamic team of individuals committed to improving the lives of animals,” said Reed. “The Wisconsin Humane Society has a 130-year tradition of breaking new ground, and I am proud to have been chosen to help continue its important work.”
Reed lives in Milwaukee with her husband, daughter, three cats and new puppy.
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Interview Opportunity: Anne Reed will be available for interviews at the Wisconsin Humane Society on Monday, November 23. Please call Angela Speed at 414-431-6104 to schedule an interview appointment.
The Wisconsin Humane Society’s mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect. WHS offers animal adoption services, advocacy, humane education designed to teach children empathy, veterinary services and wildlife rehabilitation. Call (414) ANIMALS or visit www.wihumane.org for more information.