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Senior Strategist, Learning Advancement​
Best Friends Animal Society

Principal, Don Jennings Consulting

Don Jennings joined Best Friends in April 2019. Prior to that, he spent 13 years as a Montessori educator, a decade with the YMCA, and the last seven years in animal welfare (focusing on organization recovery). Don is adept at creating consensus environments that help communities realize their best potential.
Don is a cheerful problem-solver with a passion for details, data, and observation, all in service of “making things work.” His jack-of-all-trades skillset provides support for Best Friends’ education and shelter support programs, which involve a) leadership training for animal welfare professionals, and b) staff members working onsite with partner organizations. 

Don lives in Kanab, UT with his wife Sue and two energetic rescue mutts named Coco and Pepper.


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