The Arizona Animal Welfare League, which is noted as the state’s largest no-kill shelter, hires Melissa Steimer to add her animal welfare, nonprofit knowledge to the organization.
Ms. Steimer, who is already filling the chief development officer role, brings over 23 years of experience in the nonprofit fundraising world, according to a press release.
Recently, she was the chief development officer for UMOM New Day Centers.
Ms. Steimer also has extensive animal welfare knowledge from working at the Nebraska Humane Society and nationally at PetSmart Charities and Best Friends Animal Society, the release said.
“We are thrilled to welcome Melissa to our management team,” said Judith Gardner, president/CEO of AAWL, said in a prepared statement.
“Animals throughout the southwest will have a better chance at life thanks to her extensive fundraising knowledge.”
Ms. Steimer has a master of public administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the release said, noting that she is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and sits on the board.
To learn more about AAWL: aawl.org.