The Humane Society of the United States welcomes Charles A. Laue of Kansas City, Mo. to the organization’s Board of Directors. Laue brings with him decades of experience as an accomplished business leader and animal advocate.

Currently the vice chairman of Asurion, LLC, Laue is also the chairperson of Great Plains SPCA in Merriam, Kan.; President of the Quinn Foundation and Ringo’s Fund, both of which focus on charitable giving for animal and human causes; and former chairperson of No More Homeless Pets, also in Merriam, Kan.

Laue’s professional career includes being the co-founder and president of Quinn Capital, LLC and the founder and former president of lock\line, a start-up within Lockton Companies, focusing on specialty consumer protection products. He has over 25 years of insurance industry experience and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Eastern Illinois University.

Laue and his wife, Jennifer, happily share their home with rescued dogs and cats and foster others as often as possible.

As a member of The HSUS Board of Directors, Laue will play a key role in helping to guide the nation’s largest animal protection organization in furthering its mission of celebrating animals and confronting cruelty.

The HSUS is rated a 4-star charity (the highest possible) by Charity Navigator, approved by the Better Business Bureau for all 20 standards for charity accountability, voted by Guidestar’s Philanthropedia experts as the #1 high-impact animal protection group, and named by Worth Magazine (PDF) as one of the 10 most fiscally responsible charities.