Kenny Lamberti, Southeast regional director

Kenny Lamberti with a dogAs the Southeast regional director for Best Friends Animal Society, Kenny Lamberti is tasked with building a collective impact strategy to work toward Best Friends’ goal of ending the killing of cats and dogs in shelters by 2025.

Kenny spent seven years working for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), most recently as vice president of the companion animals department. Kenny played a key role in morphing HSUS’s End Dog Fighting campaign into what became the Pets for Life program. He previously worked as a dog trainer and kennel manager for Animal Farm Foundation and has worked in the area of dog behavior for almost 20 years.

Kenny came to the humane movement with a background in community organizing, and has led initiatives for Harvard University, the Boston public schools, and the YMCA. Kenny’s unique professional and personal path to animal welfare makes him a coveted public speaker and inspiring force for the no-kill movement. Kenny’s passion for and commitment to community engagement, inclusion and diversity have shaped his approach to his goal of building humane communities.