Nevada Humane Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Sebastion Siameski as the new Chief Executive Officer. Sebastion has not been with the agency long and only thus far in the role of office cat, but he quickly revealed the leadership qualities that are needed to successfully run a shelter of this size.
Nevada Humane Society Operations Director Denise Stevens stated the appointment would place Nevada Humane Society on the leading edge of animal welfare. “We are always looking for new ways to innovate and this is just an example of that,” said Stevens. “In addition, we know from best practice research that we need to include our client’s voice in developing our policies and strategic focus, and this is just another opportunity to do that. Sebastion was a client of our organization before accepting this position, so what better leader than that!”
Sebastion’s first action as CEO? To change the title of Nevada Humane Society to Cats, Cats, Cats, and Sebastion. His next step? To increase cat adoptions and spread the amazing support that cats offer as leaders! Sebastion explains that barn cats work to keep outdoor areas rodent free, office cats can transfer phone calls and send emails, physical trainers (energetic, active cats) will coach other felines on staying in shape by chasing the red dot to increase cardio activity, and finally, yoga instructors (lazy cats) will encourage stress reducing techniques during regular work hours, such as napping in the sun and inhaling catnip.
While many animals have been employed in a variety of roles, including military service, Sebastion is one of the first to take on a leadership position within an animal welfare organization. Staff and volunteers are currently behind the change, though dog people are offering resistance.
Kevin Ryan, the previous CEO, has been reported as missing. He was last seen as Sebastion chased him from his very own office after discovering a lack of treats.
For more information about Nevada Humane Society, visit http://www.nevadahumanesociety.org or call 775-856-2000.