Cynthia Kopec

On Saving Lives: The Business of Animal Rescue Today

May 24, 10:45am – 11:45 am

While the world of animal rescue has made amazing strides over the last few decades, challenges remain. Animal organizations are stepping up and using data, creativity, and technology to help solve ingrained issues to end animal abandonment and build the human-animal bond. Join us to learn more about trends in animal rescue and what you can do to help save lives.

Cynthia KopecCynthia Kopec, Chief Operating Officer of the San Francisco SPCA

As Chief Operating Officer of the San Francisco SPCA, Cynthia Kopec is responsible for overseeing adoptions, shelter medicine, behavior & prevention programs, IT, Facilities, and Marketing for one of the most innovative animal welfare organizations in the world.

Prior to her role as COO, Kopec has served as Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the SF SPCA, where she created award-winning, ground-breaking capaigns, events, and programs that built the SF SPCA brand and awareness of programs and initiatives. Over her career, Kopec has worked with both for-profit and non-profit organizations to build brands, develop and launch new products, engage constituents, and implement client-centric technology. Prior to joining the SF SPCA, Kopec had her own marketing consulting company.

Previous positions include Senior Vice President at Universal Savings Bank and Providian Financial and Vice President at Property Capital and Bank of America. Kopec has a BA from Pomona College and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.