MSPCA-Angell Appoints Neal Litvack as Present and CEO
March 21, 2020 The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell Animal Medical Center, a Boston-based nonprofit that protects animals and advances their health and welfare, on Thursday announced the appointment of Neal Litvack as its next president and chief executive officer.
Litvack will assume the job on April 27, succeeding Carter Luke who is retiring after 14 years with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Angell Animal Medical Center
Judy Malone, chairperson of the MSPCA-Angell board of directors, said that the board is confident that the right candidate has been hired. The search process was rigorous, and Litvack was the unanimous choice, not only for his deep and broad executive experience but also for his demonstrated commitment to animal welfare.
Its no secret that the world of veterinary medicine is rapidly changing, with pet owners demanding ever more sophisticated care for pets expected to live increasingly longerand betterlives, she said. The MSPCA-Angell is a 24/7 animal hospital that requires a strong and thoughtful manager at the helm.
Litvack currently serves as chief marketing officer of the American Red Cross, where he has worked for the last 10 years.
MSPCA-Angell said Litvack joins the organization at "a time of significant growth." In 2019, MSPCA-Angell completed its Angell Centennial Campaign, raising $26 million. The hospital now has a new magnetic resonance imaging machine and a new I-131 suite to treat hyperthyroidism in cats, in addition to extensive modernization of its clinical facilities.
At the Red Cross, Litvack was responsible for $630 million in annual fundraising and $2.7 billion in additional funds for major disasters. In addition, he oversaw brand development, stewardship, and strategy. He also modernized the centralized database of donors and prospects, rolled out new product and development service offerings, and led the re-design of Red Cross enterprise websites.
From 2003 to 2009, Litvack served as chief operating and financial officer at Milton Academy in Milton where he managed operations, infrastructure, and capital projects, in addition to teaching AP-level economics and psychology classes.
Litvack has also held senior marketing, finance, and operations roles at for-profit companies, including Fidelity Investments, where he served as president of retail marketing, as well as Natixis Investments, HBO and General Foods (now Kraft).
Im honored by this once-in-a-career opportunity to combine my leadership experience in for-profit and nonprofit organizations with my passion for animals, said Litvack. So much of what I have done professionally, and in my board work, has well prepared me to take the helm of the most recognized and accomplished animal welfare charity in the Northeast.
Litvack serves on the board of PetSmart Charities, which is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. He previously served on the boards of animal protection groups, including the Animal Rescue League of Boston and Buddy Dog Humane Society.
Litvack earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and psychology from Vassar College and a Master of Business Administration degree in marketing from Harvard Business School.