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Wayne Pacelle

CEO & President, The Humane Society of the United States

Wayne Pacelle is president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), named by Forbes as one of the largest charities in the U.S, and the author of the current national bestseller, The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers are Transforming the Lives of Animals. During his tenure with the HSUS, Pacelle has more than doubled the size of the organization, and its impact is felt throughout the U.S. and increasingly throughout the world. The HSUS is the largest provider of direct care services to animals, and it is also the nation's highest-impact advocacy organization for animals. He has helped pass more than 1,000 state laws to advance the organization's mission and negotiated agreements with dozens of the nation's biggest corporations, from McDonald's to Walmart to Armani. Pacelle writes for a number of publications, most recently, Foreign Affairs, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them. He received his B.A. in history and environmental studies from Yale University.