ARF Names New Executive Director

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Scott Howe and his ARF dog Stritch. Photo by Jody Gambino.

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is excited to announce that Scott Howe will be joining the organization as Executive Director effective May 9, 2016. In making the announcement, Board President Lisa McCarthy stated, “The ARF Board of Directors feels that Scott possesses the skill set to take ARF to the next level and continue to be an important player on the regional and national stage in animal welfare. We did an exhaustive search of 55 candidates and Scott was a unanimous decision by the ARF executive committee. We are delighted that he will become part of the ARF family.”

Mr. Howe is currently serving as the Deputy Director for Administration and Institutional Advancement at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. He began his career as a teacher in the Peace Corps, serving in Cameroon, West Africa, and he has since worked in nonprofits for the last 20 years. Mr. Howe received his B.A. with Honors in English, magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University where he was Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds an M.A. in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and an Ed.D. in Art and Art Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College.

Mr. Howe will oversee all departments at the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott and the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack. He will be at the forefront of delivering ARF’s animal welfare services to the community and will be in charge of extending the organization’s reach into new programs and communities. He will also lead the organization in its next Capital Campaign that will include three new buildings (Cat Sanctuary, Dog Sanctuary and an indoor Dog Training Center) as well as a renovation of the current medical wing and adoption center. “ARF became an important part of my life soon after moving to the East End when we adopted our two-year old cattle dog, Stritch, as a puppy rescued from Texas. The story of Stritch and my family is one of thousands, “ says Howe “and that is why I am very proud to have been chosen to lead ARF at this exciting moment in its history.”

The public can meet Scott Howe at ARF’s Pet Celebration Day and Annual Meeting at the Adoption Center on Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m.

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