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PAWS Atlanta appoints new executive director

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PAWS Atlanta appoints new executive director

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PAWS Atlanta, Atlanta’s oldest no-kill animal shelter, has appointed Joseph Labriola as its new executive director, effective Sept. 16.

“As PAWS Atlanta continues our work in the community to care for animals in need and entrust them to loving families, we sought a leader who has a track record of successfully developing and implementing growth strategies and programs that deliver results,” Erin McMillan, chair of the PAWS Board of Directors, said. “[Labriola] is an outstanding choice to lead our organization into our next phase of delivering these much-needed animal welfare programs in the community.”

According to a PAWS Atlanta press release, Labriola has over 35 years of experience in management and technical leadership positions.

Most recently, he was the executive director of Second Helpings Atlanta, a nonprofit organization he joined in 2015 to focus on expanding their food rescue network. Prior to joining Second Helpings Atlanta, he was the vice president of product marketing at PGi, the chief marketing officer at Enterprise Information Management and held several leadership roles at IBM Corporation.

“As a life-long lover of animals, I have a passion for the mission of PAWS and look forward to collaborating with
our team of dedicated staff and volunteers that work so hard every day to provide the services of this essential organization to families in our community,” Labriola said.

For additional information about PAWS Atlanta, visit their website here.

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