Andrea Lopez, formally a dedicated board member for the Global Conservation Group has started her new position as CEO of the organization today. Jordan Turner, the former President will start the position of Vice President.
Andrea hopes to create an animal abuse registry in Wisconsin and New York to prevent animal abusers such as Michael Vick from owning another pet. Andrea also would like to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores, such as the recent ban that took effect earlier this year in Los Angeles.
She describes herself as "I am 30 years old. My husband, Nick, and I have been married for 6 years and we have an 8 year old cat, Noche. I have a bachelor's degree from UW-Whitewater in liberal studies with a minor in legal studies. I am 4 months from graduation with a master's degree in paralegal studies from George Washington University in Washington D.C (I go to school online). I am a pharmacy technician and have worked with Walgreens for the last 11 years. I enjoy reading, cooking, and playing with Noche in my spare time."
For the first year working as CEO of the Global Conservation Group, she has generously agreed to receive no payment, and instead forward the money she would earn to the various campaigns that the Global Conservation Group works on.