The Humane Society of the United States welcomes Thomas J. Sabatino, Jr. to its board of directors. Sabatino brings with him 35 years of business, governance and legal experience, and a commitment to improving the lives of animals worldwide.

Sabatino is actively engaged in local animal rescue both in Florida and New England, and is also passionate about empowering attorneys in the field of public interest law. His desire to create long lasting change at a national level led him to become an avid supporter of the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International over the years.

“Tom has been a dedicated advocate for animals both locally and nationally, and I’m thrilled that he is joining our board of directors,” says Kitty Block, acting president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and president of Humane Society International. “His wish to ensure all animals are treated with compassion and respect, and his professional and philanthropic background make him a great asset to the organization, and I’m excited to work with him.”

Sabatino is currently Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Aetna, and has previously served in comparable positions at Hertz Global Holdings, Walgreens, United Airlines, Schering-Plough, Baxter International and American Medical International. Throughout his career he has received numerous awards, including the Inside Counsel’s Transformative Leader Award, the National Bar Association Gertrude E. Rush Award, and the Equal Justice Works Scales of Business Award. In 2016, the Women’s In-House Counsel Leadership Institute created the Sabatino Advocacy Award in his honor.

He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania, and a degree in government from Wesleyan University. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and their 17 year old Jack Russell.

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