Submitted by Humane Society for Southwest Washington
Andrea Bruno has taken the reins as the new President of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW). Bruno brings nearly three decades of nonprofit experience to the shelter and replaces Stacey Graham, who retired after nearly eight years of service.
“I am honored to join the HSSW team and work alongside board, staff and volunteers to ensure our mission to rescue, return, restore, rehome and reconnect one animal at a time continues long into the future,” says Bruno.
In her new role, Bruno will further HSSW’s mission and business objectives, build upon the shelter’s strong community connections and animal welfare initiatives, and set a course for the organization’s strategic plan.
“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Bruno as the new President of this publicly treasured organization,” says Jason Hudson, HSSW’s Board Chair. “Her leadership and long line of accomplishments in the nonprofit sector will help us continue to enrich the lives of people and pets in our community.”
Bruno’s expertise in nonprofit management, leadership development, fundraising, marketing, budgeting and business development include notable organizations such as the Meals on Wheels People, Concordia University Foundation and March of Dimes. Most recently, Bruno served as the Vice President, West Territory for the American Diabetes Association, where she held responsibility for a $30 million budget and field offices throughout a 14-state area focused on community outreach, volunteer management, donor stewardship and program implementation.
At HSSW, Bruno’s daily work will include leadership oversight, budget management, a variety of public and donor engagement efforts, shelter operations and adoption services.
“No matter what happens around us, we are here for the animals who need us and the people who love them,” Bruno notes. “I am proud of the work being done to care for the animals, find them homes and provide community programs that ensure everyone can keep their pets and families together. The animals need us, and we need them. The future is bright and I’m excited to work with the board to build out our plans to serve this community, expand our services and care for the animals who need us the most.”