Chang­ing roles for HSKC’s lead­er­ship

Kent County News - - REAL & ESTATE BUSINESS -

CHESTERTOWN — The Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Kent County is di­vid­ing the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of an ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

Jane Welsh, who had been the ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor, is now the ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent. Her du­ties in­clude strate­gic plan­ning for a new or im­proved shel­ter fa­cil­ity; fundrais­ing, in­clud­ing grants, events and cam­paigns; com­mu­nity out­reach; and ad­vo­cacy for laws to im­prove the treat­ment of an­i­mals.

Jay Alexan­der is the newly named ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor with pri­mary re­spon­si­bil­ity for op­er­a­tion of the shel­ter. He is tasked with su­per­vi­sion of shel­ter and an­i­mal con­trol per­son­nel and main­te­nance of HSKC fa­cil­i­ties.

Welsh and Alexan­der will re­port to the board of di­rec­tors.

In an­nounc­ing the changes, board Pres­i­dent Richard Keav­eney said, “Jay and Jane, to­gether with the board of di­rec­tors, are sure to make sig­nif­i­cant progress in re­al­iz­ing the next phase of shel­ter growth and de­vel­op­ment.”

Welsh’s ties to the HSKC be­gan as a shel­ter vol­un­teer in 2009. She was pres­i­dent of the board from 2012 to 2014, when she took the job of ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor.

She pre­vi­ously was the busi­ness man­ager for Kent Youth. She has a back­ground in ac­count­ing.

Alexan­der has re­cently re­turned to Chestertown from New York City. He has ex­ten­sive gov­ern­ment and non­profit man­age­ment ex­pe­ri­ence, and worked as a se­nior man­ager for the Vir­ginia Di­vi­sion of Risk Man­age­ment. He also has been a mem­ber of the board of di­rec­tors of the United Way of Kent County, a mem­ber of the ad­vi­sory board for Main Street His­toric Chestertown and a vol­un­teer con­sul­tant for Sum­ner Hall.

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Jay Alexan­der and Jane Welsh have new ti­tles with the Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Kent County. They are split­ting du­ties that once had been the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor.

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