Humanitarian Organization that Pioneered Protections for U.S. Children and Animals Over Last 135 Years Brings on Innovation/Development Expert to Prepare for Next Generation

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 3 " American Humane Association, which for 135 years has been the chief force behind nearly every major development and advance improving the welfare of the nation’s children and animals, is paving the way for another century of growth and creative ground-breaking work by bringing in Paul Raybould as its new Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Vice President of the American Humane Association’s Humane HollywoodTM program. Raybould is the twelfth in a growing roster of major thought leaders who have been recruited and promoted over the past 12 months as part of a transformative agenda championed by new American Humane Association President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert to help more of the most vulnerable among us.

Raybould will utilize his international business and nonprofit management expertise to help drive creative, mission-critical, sustainable growth at American Humane Association, which since 1877 has worked to create so many landmark protections for U.S. children and animals (see historical timeline below).

“I joined American Humane Association because of the remarkable opportunity to effect change for good in the lives of children and animals, change based upon sound science, policies, and procedures, and innovative, outcome-driven programs,” said Raybould. “I look forward to growing American Humane Association, building its social and institutional capital, and contributing to the already impressive legacy of this institution.”

In his role as Chief Innovation Officer, Raybould brings over 20 years of business acumen to the nonprofit sector. He will be responsible for developing support for new programs, driving excellence and best practices across all of the association’s programs, and securing long-term partnerships with major corporations.

Mr. Raybould will also work to extend the organization’s scope, authority and protections through his work as Senior Vice President of American Humane Association’s Humane HollywoodTM program, which leverages relationships with society’s most visible personalities to create new programs supporting children and animals, shines a spotlight on the everyday importance of animals in our lives through programs such as the American Humane Association Hero Dog AwardsTM, and protects tens of thousands of animal actors on film and television sets annually.

“The challenges facing children and animals are growing and we must grow to meet them,” said American Humane Association’s President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Robin Ganzert. “Through his unique experience in the worlds of international business, philanthropy, and animal welfare, Paul will help us find new support for innovative programs that create more humane communities and promote the human-animal bond.”

Raybould brings with him 20 years of senior business leadership. Prior to his joining American Humane Association, he served as Executive Vice President of the renowned Denver-based Morris Animal Foundation, launching and managing a $30 million capital campaign, and increasing revenues by 53 percent in two years. With his leadership he helped turn the 62-year old organization into one of the nation’s most successful nonprofits in the animal sector.

Raybould has extensive international business experience, helping to found and turn around organizations in the aerospace, energy, and e-Business industries in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Raybould attributes his stints around the world as helping to hone his innovative management style.

An English native, Raybould spent his formative years in Africa and Australia before returning to the British Isles to complete his education. He lives with his wife, Susan, and two Irish Setters, Celia and Kobe.

About American Humane Association

Since 1877 American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting children, pets and farm animals from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Today they are also leading the way in understanding the human-animal bond and its role in therapy, medicine and society. American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too, for millions of children and animals in need. Please visit American Humane Association at today.


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