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Chuck Laue and David K. Robb elected to lead Humane Society Legislative Fund board of directors

WASHINGTON (January 9, 2019)—The board of directors of the Humane Society Legislative Fund has elected Charles A. Laue and David K. Robb to serve as chair and vice chair, respectively.

Laue’s career includes being the co-founder and Chairman of Stray Dog Capital and a Vice Chair at Asurion, LLC. Laue serves as a vice chair on the board of directors for the Humane Society of the United States and as chair of the board of Great Plains SPCA in Merriam, Kansas. Laue is also co-founder and president of The Quinn Foundation and Ringo’s Fund, both of which focus on charitable giving for animal and human welfare causes.

Robb’s career has spanned a wide range of industries, including financial services, manufacturing and technology. In recent years, his focus has been on the private equity funds where he serves as president of his firm. Robb has served on the North Carolina Zoological Society board for over 20 years and is a past chair. He is a member of the HSUS North Carolina State Council, and in addition to animal welfare boards, serves on a number corporate boards.

“Our staff look forward to this new era and greatly appreciate Chuck Laue and David Robb’s willingness to step into leadership at a pivotal time for animal protection on Capitol Hill,” stated Sara Amundson, president of HSLF. “And we extend our profound gratitude to David O. Wiebers, M.D. and Susan Atherton for years of extraordinary leadership as our outgoing chair and vice chair.”

Dr. Wiebers is emeritus professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During his career, he became nationally and internationally recognized as a leading clinician, teacher, clinical researcher, and administrator. He served as professor of Neurology, consultant in Neurology and Clinical Epidemiology, and Neurology Division Head, during which time Mayo Clinic Neurology was ranked #1 in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Wiebers served as chair of the Humane Society of the United States’ board from 1999-2008 and has chaired the HSLF board since 2004.

Susan Atherton held executive management positions in the enterprise software and cloud computing industries for 25 years at NCR Corporation, GE Information Systems, Oracle Corporation, Rightpoint, and DoubleClick. She served as the first chair of the HSUS’ National Council. She is currently a member of the HSUS board of directors and has served as the vice chair of the HSLF.

The Humane Society Legislative Fund was formed in 2004 as a separate lobbying affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States. HSLF works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal levels, to educate the public about animal protection issues, and to support humane candidates for office.

Laue and Robb will lead the organization in furthering its mission of giving animals a voice throughout the halls of Congress and with the thousands of federal and state lawmakers in a position to pass legislation to address the suffering and abuse of animals.

Media Contact: Emily Ehrhorn: 202-779-1814; eehrhorn@hslf.org

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The Humane Society Legislative Fund is a social welfare organization incorporated under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code and formed in 2004 as a separate lobbying affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States. The HSLF works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal level, to educate the public about animal protection issues, and to support humane candidates for office. Visit us on all our channels: on the web at hslf.org, on our blog at animalsandpolitics.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/humanelegislation and on Twitter at twitter.com/HSLegFund.