Manager, Corporate Engagement
Best Friends Animal Society
Candi has been working in the animal welfare field for over 10 years, initially co-founding a successful 501c3 dog-rescue in California and then making the jump from the corporate world to work full-time for Best Friends Animal Society in 2011.
During her time at Best Friends, Candi worked to produce national events in Los Angeles (Super Adoption and Strut Your Mutt), managed local adoption/outreach events, transport programs, started the LA foster program and managed the state-of-the-art NKLA (no-kill Los Angeles) Pet Adoption Center and NKLA Coalition.
In 2015, Candi moved to the role of Corporate Engagement Manager. In this role, she develops and manages relationships with companies and their employees who give back to Best Friends through monetary donations and volunteerism. Candi works with a large portfolio of donors and helps craft individualized employee engagement opportunities for companies at Best Friends lifesaving centers and events throughout the United States. In addition to employee volunteerism, she manages the organizations matching gifts program, assisting donors with securing matches from employers.