Animal Friends in Ohio Township names new president & CEO

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 6:54 PM


Four months after terminating President and CEO David Swisher, Animal Friends board of directors has selected his replacement.

Longtime employee Kathleen Beaver will lead the organization after being named interim president and CEO in August.

“Kathleen’s unwavering commitment to Animal Friends for more than 20 years has been instrumental in our success as an organization,” said Animal Friends’ Board Chair Gina Carlos. “Her leadership during those years has allowed the organization to flourish.”

Before becoming interim president and CEO, Beaver served the Ohio Township shelter as development director and chief strategy officer.

Former longtime president and CEO David Swisher was terminated by the organization in August.

In a prepared statement announcing his termination, Carlos said allegations that Swisher violated the organization’s employment policies were investigated by a third party. Animal Friends declined to provide additional details.