As president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle leads the nation’s largest animal protection organization and one of the nation’s top charities. The HSUS is the number one provider of direct care services to animals, and it works to shape public and corporate policies for animals suffering in puppy mills, animal-testing labs, factory farms, fighting rings, the wildlife trade, and so many other settings. Since his election as president and CEO in 2004, Pacelle has more than doubled the size of the organization and dramatically expanded its international reach.  Under his leadership, The HSUS has helped to pass more than 900 state animal protection laws and 25 new federal statutes for animals; worked with many of the world’s biggest corporations, such as McDonald’s, Walmart, and Procter & Gamble, on animal welfare issues; and driven the debate about how we treat animals in society. Mr. Pacelle 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 in 1987.