The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : The Washington Animal Rescue League has Named Bob Ramin as their New Chief Executive Officer The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : The Washington Animal Rescue League has Named Bob Ramin as their New Chief Executive Officer

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Washington Animal Rescue League has Named Bob Ramin as their New Chief Executive Officer

Washington, DC - The Washington Animal Rescue League has named Bob Ramin as their new Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Ramin begins his duties in November.

“Bob Ramin comes to the League with a very impressive list of credentials from a distinguished career, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to our organization,” said Roger Marmet, Chairman of the Board.  “A proven leader, Bob possesses a unique combination of extensive non-profit experience in the animal welfare and advocacy world along with an outstanding business acumen that will guide the Washington Animal Rescue League toward a very exciting future.”

Mr. Ramin arrives at the League following a ten-year career at the National Aquarium, where he served in multiple roles.  Most recently, he was the Vice President/Chief Development Officer and Director of Federal Relations for the National Aquarium in Baltimore.  In addition, he served as Executive Director of the National Aquarium in Washington DC.

His leadership skills and innovative thinking will serve the League well and round out the exceptional talent and passion our staff currently brings to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming animals every day,” continued Marmet.

“The Washington Animal Rescue League is a fantastic organization with a dedicated staff, Board and volunteer corps,” said Ramin.  “I am pleased to be joining these passionate animal proponents, and helping to grow the programs and services of WARL as we head into our centennial celebrations.”

Mr. Ramin’s tenure at the League begins during a very exciting time in the organization’s evolution.  After constructing a new, state-of-the-art facility in 2006 that became the new standard for animal shelters across the country, the League has set its sights on perhaps its most ambitious project to date:  the development of a recently purchased, 45,000 square foot building adjacent to the League’s current facility.  This building will provide space for a major expansion of hospital services, behavior training and rescue facilities to better serve animals locally, regionally and nationally.

“The League’s recent acquisition of the property adjacent to the current facility and planned expansion of facilities immediately spoke to the opportunity of raising the bar on behalf of the standards of animal medical care and rehabilitation,” Ramin continued.  “This effort will become an international model, and one that I had to become a part of making a reality.”

During his tenure at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Ramin was responsible for fundraising and membership, leading the Campaign to build and complete a new $70 million expansion on Pier 3.   Prior to joining the National Aquarium,  Ramin  was the Vice President of Development and Marketing at the African Wildlife Foundation, Director of Development and Marketing at the American Zoo and Aquarium Association and Director of Annual Programs at the University of Maryland System.

Ramin earned his undergraduate in government and MBA degrees from Cornell University, and earned a master’s degree in education policy from the University of Maryland.

About the Washington Animal Rescue League

The oldest animal shelter in the District of Columbia, the League has a mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals who have nowhere else to go.  Its facility is painstakingly designed from the animals’ point of view to make it one of the most humane animal shelters in the world.  The full-service Medical Center serves the companion animals of low-income pet guardians, as well as shelter animals. The League is located at 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC. . Visit and lend us your support at!

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