Arizona native and long-time animal lover, Aimee Gilbreath, had practically every pet possible growing up (horses, goat, dog, cat, rabbit, snake, rat). “When I moved to Los Angeles it was the first time I didn’t have a pet in my household and I missed those interactions.”
To fill the void, Aimee looked for pet related volunteer opportunities which fatefully led her into the world of animal welfare, shelters, and rescue groups. While volunteering she fell in love with the stocky, blocky headed dogs most people call pit bulls, adopted one, and got inspired to help on a larger scale.
A seasoned leader in both non-profit and private-sector organizations with extensive experience in a range of industries spanning biotech, consumer goods and philanthropy, Aimee has a proven track record of driving organizations to achieve growth and success.
Prior to her role at PetSmart Charities, Aimee served as the executive director of the Found Animals Foundation, Inc., a non-profit supporting pet owners and animal welfare organizations with a mission dedicated to saving pets and enriching lives, Aimee spearheaded activities for the foundation’s 1,000+ B2B clients and 5 million B2C customers nationwide.
Aimee holds an MBA from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona.