Meet The Team: Welcome, Kelly Cunningham!

We are elated to share the wonderful news that Kelly Cunningham has joined our team as our new Director of Engagement! 

Kelly brings more than a decade of animal welfare experience to her role as Director of Engagement for The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement. In this role, Kelly is responsible for helping our members further succeed in their animal welfare careers by communicating and marketing membership services and programs, including continuing education and professional development opportunities. Her role is also critical in providing resources, information, and support to members through recommendations and counsel on animal welfare issues. She focuses on bolstering the membership experience for The Association.

Prior to joining The Association, Kelly worked for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) overseeing programs/projects and community relations for outcomes such as animal shelter operations, adoption and behavior, corporate partnership, and internal communications programming. Most recently Kelly served as a consultant in the digital marketing space, conducting digital marketing review, developing targeted email campaigns, auditing existing marketing strategies and developing new ones. Of her new role, Kelly says, “I am beyond excited to dive back into the animal welfare industry as The Association’s Director of Engagement, where my primary function will be continuous improvement of the membership lifecycle, structure, and member communications.”

Kelly resides in Vermont with her husband, two daughters, two dogs (Winston and Murphy) and one elderly and adorable cat (Jake).

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The Association is the only international society of leaders actively leading and managing community animal shelters/animal control agencies.


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