The Board of Directors of PetSmart Charities announced the appointment of Aimee Gilbreath as president, effective July 6.
A seasoned leader in both non-profit and private-sector organizations, Gilbreath most recently served as the executive director of the Found Animals Foundation, a non-profit supporting pet owners and animal welfare organizations with a mission dedicated to saving pets and enriching lives. Gilbreath will report to J.K. Symancyk, President and CEO of PetSmart and Chairman of the PetSmart Charities Board.
“The Board and I look forward to Aimee’s leadership of PetSmart Charities,” Symancyk said. “She demonstrates an incredible skill set and a true passion for animal welfare. With her expertise and leadership, PetSmart Charities will have an even more powerful impact on the people, pets and communities it serves.”
Prior to her role at the Found Animals Foundation, Gilbreath served as a principal at the Boston Consulting Group, where she evaluated and problem solved challenges for Fortune 500 clients, developing and implementing strategic and operational improvements. She also previously held roles as a process engineer and research associate for Motorola, launching and building the company’s start-up biotech research and development division.
“I feel truly privileged to be joining PetSmart Charities and am committed to leading this incredible organization to further success,” said Gilbreath. “PetSmart Charities has been a leader in changing the landscape for pets in need for more than 25 years. I look forward to exploring new opportunities and strategic partnerships to help change the lives of homeless pets, their pet parents and their communities.”