Sam is proud to be the President & CEO of AWLA, a position he’s held since 2017. He is incredibly grateful to work with staff, volunteers, and the community at large to expand AWLA’s reach and achieve the organization’s mission.  Currently, Sam sits on the Board of Directors for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. He is also an Arlington County 40 Under 40 Honoree from the Leadership Center of Excellence and a graduate of Leadership Arlington’s Signature Program Class of 2019.

Prior to his time at AWLA, Sam was involved in animal welfare in a variety of roles: he was a foster, a volunteer, an animal rights legislative attorney, a District Leader with the Humane Society of the United States, and an Executive Director for a shelter outside of Lexington, Kentucky.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.