Dubuque Regional Humane Society names new President and CEO

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Dubuque Regional Humane Society has named Laura Merrick as their new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Merrick spent 10 years at the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center before relocating to Dubuque last spring.

After she relocated, she spent time working as the Project HOPE Coordinator at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.

"Her nonprofit business background brings a new perspective to this position, which is vital as the DRHS continues to build new partnerships," Peter Arling, chair of the DRHS' Board of Directors said.

Merrick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Colorado State, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Clarke University and is in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver.

Merrick will begin her position on February 26.