updated: 8/1/2008 1:31:06 PM

Humane Society Announces New Leader

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The Humane Society of Indianapolis has named John Aleshire as its new executive director. He will begin his new duties on September 10. Aleshire currently works as executive director of Little Red Door Cancer Agency and has also worked with the Damien Center and the Indiana Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He succeeds Martha Boden, who resigned in June.

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Press Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A well-known local community leader is the new executive director of the area's largest animal welfare organization, the Humane Society of Indianapolis.

John Aleshire, currently serving as executive director of Little Red
Door Cancer Agency, will take the top post on Sept. 10. During the next several weeks, Aleshire will begin the transition with meetings and outreach to staff, customers and community members.

"Our board made a very solid choice in John for our leadership position," said David Horth, chairman. "He possesses an exceptional track record in reaching out, forming collaborations, and he's committed to working with other animal welfare organizations to put animals first and foremost."

Aleshire has worked for several central Indiana nonprofits and helped bring a sense of stability and normalcy that boosts staff morale and builds financial strength, including the Damien Center and the Indiana Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

"This is a dream job for me," Aleshire stated. "As an animal welfare
proponent, this opportunity brings my love of animals and my commitment to working with people in harmony together to accomplish significant things for the community."

Aleshire replaces Martha Boden, who left the organization in June. Aleshire will be paid $93,500 as the executive director, which is $11,500 less than Boden.

He is a graduate of Indiana State University and has extensive
experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, organizational
leadership and marketing.

The mission of the Humane Society of Indianapolis is to provide shelter and comfort to animals in need on the path to loving lifetime homes.

Source: Humane Society of Indianapolis

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