As president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle leads one of the world’s most effective animal-protection organizations and one of the highest-impact nonprofit groups of any kind. Placing special emphasis on transforming public policies and corporate behavior, he has been a primary strategist in securing the enactment of hundreds of state and federal animal-protection laws and helped drive reforms adopted by many of America’s biggest for-profit companies. He has been named Executive of the Year by the Non-Profit Times; contributed to Foreign Affairs, the New York times, the Washington Post, and other national publications; and authored the New York Times bestseller The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them. His blog, A Humane Nation, is published each weekday. A graduate of Yale University, Pacelle lives in Maryland with his wife, journalist Lisa Fletcher, and two rescues, their dog Lily and cat Zoe.