As president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle leads the nation’s largest animal protection organization – one of the 100 largest charities in the United States, according to Forbes Magazine. During his tenure, Pacelle has more than doubled the size of the organization, and its impact is felt throughout the United States and increasingly throughout the world. The HSUS is the largest provider of direct care services to animals, and it works to shape public and corporate policies in the realm of companion animals, farm animals, horses, wildlife, and animals used in testing and research. In the last 8 years, he and HSUS have helped to pass 696 new state laws to help animals, and he’s personally led more than 25 successful ballot measures. Pacelle is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them. His work on animal issues has been featured in thousands of newspapers and magazines across the country. He received his B.A. in history and studies in the environment from Yale University in 1987.