Steve Glavan, who has more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit organization and private sector management, has been named executive director of the Valley Humane Society.
The appointment was announced by Lori Rice, the society's board president.
Glavan, who lives in Pleasanton, most recently was the major gifts officer of United Way's Silicon Valley region. Prior to that, he was development director for a private school in Oregon, where he also worked in management for several insurance and employee benefit companies. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and is elected to serve on the Board of the AFP Silicon Valley Chapter in 2011.
"He takes the helm at Valley Humane Society during a period of growth as we prepare to expand into new facilities and increase our programs in the coming year," Rice said.
In September, friends and members of the Valley Humane Society joined in groundbreaking ceremonies for the organization's new 5,200-square-foot building where construction is actually already under way on Nevada Street next to the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department headquarters.
The new complex will replace a 2,100-square-foot modular unit on the site that has served as the nonprofit group's center since 2006 when it moved from its much smaller building on Spring Street downtown.