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Alexis Pagoulatos Appointed as Executive Director

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Alexis Pagoulatos Appointed as Executive Director of Humane Society of Utah

Murray, Utah – Oct. 24, 2023 – The Humane Society of Utah (HSU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexis Pagoulatos as its new Executive Director. Ms. Pagoulatos brings a wealth of experience and passion for animal welfare to this esteemed position, and her appointment marks an exciting new chapter for the organization.

Alexis Pagoulatos has dedicated her career to advocating for the welfare of animals, with an impressive track record of leadership in the animal welfare nonprofit sector. Her experience includes work with animal shelters, rescue organizations, and animal advocacy groups, making her an ideal choice to lead the Humane Society of Utah.

In her previous roles, Ms. Pagoulatos has demonstrated her commitment to finding innovative solutions to animal welfare challenges, increasing adoptions, and implementing effective community cat programs. Her deep-rooted dedication to the humane treatment of animals aligns perfectly with HSU’s mission to eliminate animal suffering and promote the human-animal bond.

“We are thrilled to welcome Alexis Pagoulatos as our new Executive Director,” said Craig Cook,  President and General Counsel of the Humane Society of Utah. “Her extensive background in animal welfare, coupled with her visionary leadership and passion, make her the ideal person to lead our organization into the future.”

Alexis Pagoulatos expressed her enthusiasm for her new role, “I am honored and humbled to join the leadership team at the Humane Society of Utah as Executive Director. I look forward to working alongside our talented and dedicated staff, board, volunteers, supporters, and community partners to continue the lifesaving and innovative work of this organization as the needs of our community evolve.”

alexis holding a black and white puppy

The Humane Society of Utah has been a leading force in animal welfare in the region for 63 years, providing shelter, medical care, community spay and neuter, and adoption services to thousands of animals annually. Under the leadership of Alexis Pagoulatos, the organization is positioned for even greater achievements in the years ahead. Alexis Pagoulatos invites members of the media and the public to reach out for interviews, statements, or inquiries related to her new role as Executive Director of the Humane Society of Utah.

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About the Humane Society of Utah

The Humane Society of Utah is dedicated to eliminating pain, fear, and suffering in all animals. Since 1960, the Humane Society of Utah has been sheltering homeless animals, fighting cruelty and neglect, and creating an atmosphere of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals. As the state’s largest private nonprofit animal resource center, the Humane Society Society welcomes any companion animal that can legally be admitted. We work hard to ensure that every healthy and treatable pet that enters the facility will be placed into a loving home. The Humane Society of Utah is a local, independent 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization that does not receive any state or government funding and is not a branch of any national organization. It is funded by the contributions of individuals, businesses, and foundations. Read more online at

4242 South 300 West Murray, UT 84107 / 801-261-2919 / / @utahhumane 

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