TAHS is pleased to announce our new Executive Director, Mr. Gary Willoughby II.
Mr. Willoughby will officially be joining the TAHS team on March 20.
We are pleased to announce that after an extensive, nationwide search, we have selected Gary Willoughby II
as TAHS's new Executive Director.
will officially join us on March 20, 2013.
We are confident that Gary's experience, knowledge and integrity are a great fit for the mission, staff and friends of the Toledo Area Humane Society
and that he
will be able to help us continue to advance our mission of providing for homeless animals in our community.
has a long history of growing organizations and taking on the challenges of fund development.
brings with him a wealth of management experience, including 14 years of non-profit management.
Most recently, he served as the President and CEO of the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare in Aiken, South Carolina.
Since joining the SPCA Albrecht Center in 2007, Gary has managed a successful adoption program, a spay and neuter clinic, various humane education programs, and resale shops whose proceeds benefit the mission of the SPCA Albrecht Center.
He also created their successful Phideaux University, a comprehensive, volunteer-driven training program designed to help dogs with behavioral issues find forever homes quicker and have a higher chance for success once in their new home.
Gary also oversaw the SPCA Albrecht Center's successful fundraising campaign for their new facility, which opened in September, 2012.
We are confident that he
can help lead TAHS to the next level with his
proven track-record for fund development and success at a leading animal welfare organization.
previous management experience, his
ability to develop creative programs and services, and his
incredible passion for animals will make him a tremendous asset to the TAHS
Gary is a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA), South Carolina Animal Care and Control Association, Rotary Club of Aiken.
holds a certificate in non-profit management, a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, a graduate certificate in Gerontology and a Master degree in Public Administration.
Gary has also served as a volunteer and/or board member for various animal welfare organizations over the past 20 years, including the Animal Refuge Center, Friends of Strays, Saint Bernard Rescue of Florida, Central Florida and Northeast Florida Great Dane Rescue.
In addition, he
created and managed the largest home-delivered meals for pets program in the state of Florida.
also created an online college course on pet therapy for Florida Gulf Coast University
Prior to joining the SPCA Albrecht Center, his management experience included roles focused on serving the needs of the geriatric population and later, managing a public transit system.
wife, Meghan, are eager to return to this region.
is originally from Ypsilanti, Michigan and Meghan is originally from Buffalo, New York.
We very much look forward to his
arrival and we are excited to be welcoming someone with as much passion for our mission as our staff, volunteers and supporters.
We hope that you will join us in giving a warm welcome to Gary