Executive Director of the Animal Rights Network, Inc. and Editor in Chief of The Animals’ Agenda magazine which it published. Reported to the Board of Directors. Full-time employee.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developed long-term strategy and general management with responsibility for budgets (annual budget $350-650k), program implementation and fundraising, including direct mail, major gifts, grantsmanship, and special events
  • Creative direction of The Animals’ Agenda and related programs
  • Relationship management with academics, independent experts and colleagues in like-minded organisations throughout the world
  • Public speaking and media representative
  • Corporate identity, promotional and marketing activities, Web site, etc.
  • Meet the needs of readers with special projects (e.g., annual supplement Directory of Organisations)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Resurrected The Animals’ Agenda from long-term decline to a respected publication while staying in publication for nine years notwithstanding minimal operational budget
  • Repositioned The Animals’ Agenda to serve its mission to foster cooperation among a combined audience of animal advocates, academics, interested individuals and the public
  • Published news, investigative reports, commentary and analysis written by advocates, scholars, attorneys, scientists, artists (e.g., Wayne Pacelle, Marc Bekoff, Jill Robinson, Carol J. Adams)
  • Wrote editorials and articles, commissioned authors, conducted interviews (e.g., Paul McCartney, Peter Singer)
  • Recognised twice by Project Censored (a media research group at Sonoma State University) as having published one of the top 25 ‘censored’ (under-covered) news stories
  • Edited two anthologies of articles (Speaking Out for Animals with a foreword by Jane Goodall and A Primer on Animal Rights with a foreword by Jeremy Rifkin) and a Directory of Organisations, which included information on more than 1,200 organisations worldwide
  • Wrote chapters for publication in three text books
  • Relaunched Friends of The Animals’ Agenda thereby increasing annual donations from $85,000 in 1993 to $230,063 in 2000
  • Developed a more cohesive and effective approach to creating social change by cultivating relationships with subscribers and donors, together with public speaking at local and national organisations
  • Led a group of fourteen animal defenders from ten states on a week-long Animal Rights View of England tour, including visits to London, four other cities, the Houses of Parliament and animal welfare groups, including Compassion In World Farming
  • Summit for the Animals: The Animal Rights Network (ARN) was selected by the presidents and executive directors of the leading US national organisations to be the administrator for the Summit for the Animals, an annual meeting of more than 35 groups
  • Established the ARN Collection, an archive on the moral and legal status of animals, which was repository of information and history with more than 12,600 books, journals, magazines, and other materials catalogued onto a bibliographic database
  • The ARN Collection received the largest multi-year grants secured ($134,000 and $139,000)
  • Negotiated the sale of the ARN Collection to the Tom Regan Animal Rights Archive at North Carolina State University

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