Lee Ann Shenefiel is Interim Chief Animal Services Officer at Austin Animal Center in Austin, Texas overseeing Animal Protection, outreach and prevention programming and the center’s volunteer program. A recognized leader in no-kill animal sheltering, the Austin Animal Center saves over 98% of the almost 17,000 animals it takes in each year. Community-focused programs serve thousands of area residents and help keep pets with their families. Prior to coming to Austin, Lee Ann was the Business Operations Manager at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter in northern Virginia and has over a decade in public service with a focus on connecting the community and government resources. In 2016, Lee Ann was recognized with the 2016 Lifesaving Award from APA!. She is also a member of the National Steering Committee for Best Friends Animal Society.