The Hero Dog Days of Summer!
Dr. Robin Ganzert....................... ...
Dr. Robin Ganzert, Executive Director and CEO of the American Humane Association stops by to visit with Marcie and Whistle about the upcoming Hero Dog Awards to be held on September 27, 2014 and televised October 30, 2014 on the Hallmark Channel. She also talks about the AHA’s partnership with Mission K9 Rescue to ensure that all hero war dogs are returned to the United States before being retired. This includes both military and private contract working dogs. Robin also gives us the inside scoop on her new book, Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors!
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Robin is President and Chief Executive Officer of American Humane Association, the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals. Upon joining the organization in October 2010, Robin began achieving substantial progress in increasing global awareness about the organization, improving its operational efficiency, and enhancing the effectiveness of its programs – as well as establishing new efforts of national significance, including the Animal Welfare Research Institute, the Children’s Innovation Institute, the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™, and a major research study on the effects of animal-assisted therapy on children with cancer.
Prior to joining American Humane Association, Robin served as Deputy Director of Philanthropic Services at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Pew, Robin was Senior Vice President and National Director of Philanthropic Strategies at Wachovia Wealth Management, a division of Wachovia Bank, N.A. She formerly served as the National Director of the Wachovia Center for Planned Giving.
Robin received her B.S. and M.B.A. from Wake Forest University and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds five professional financial management and accounting certifications, including Accredited Investment Fiduciary and Management Accounting.
Robin lives in North Carolina with her husband, three children, dogs, cats, and horses.