Bartolotta to lead Wisconsin Humane Society board

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Jennifer Bartolotta has been named board president of the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS), which stands as the state’s largest and oldest animal shelter.


“We are so thrilled that Jennifer will be the Wisconsin Humane Society’s next board president,” said Executive Director Anne Reed. “Jennifer’s passion and leadership are matched by her love of animals, and I so look forward to working more closely with her.”

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Bartolotta, who stepped down from her role as director of business development at The Bartolotta Restaurants last year, has had a storied history of philanthropic involvement in the greater Milwaukee community. She currently serves as director of Care-a-lottas, The Bartolotta Restaurants’ charitable arm, and is also president and owner of Train-2-Gain, which specializes in cultivating employees’ professional social skills.

She previously served as president of TEMPO Milwaukee, board chair at Meta House, and honorary co-chair for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure among filling other board leadership positions.

Bartolotta, who has four golden retrievers with her husband, Joe Bartolotta, of The Bartolotta Restaurant Group, is taking over the WHS board presidency for Tony Enea as his term expires.

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“It is both my privilege and honor to serve as board president for the Wisconsin Humane Society,” Jennifer said. “I’m truly humbled to be stepping into such a significant pair of shoes – Tony’s contributions to the organization are indelible and I know I speak for the entire board in thanking him for his extraordinary commitment, vision and service to this fine organization.”

WHS has shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Racine Counties with adoption services, educational programs, spay and neuter clinics, volunteer opportunities, dog training courses and more. It has been in existence for almost 135 years.

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