The Board of Directors of Dubuque Regional Humane Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Merrick as their new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Merrick comes to this position with over a decade of progressive nonprofit leadership experience and a lifelong passion for animals and their welfare. Before relocating back to Dubuque last spring Merrick spent ten years leading and overseeing program management, community engagement, marketing, development, operations and human resources at the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center. Most recently, Merrick focused on building, convening and facilitating cross-sector community partner networks on system change initiatives as the Project HOPE Coordinator at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.
Merrick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Colorado State, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Clarke University and is in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver.
Merrick’s employment began February 26, 2018.