Marc Peralta

Executive director for Best Friends Animal Society–Los Angeles

Marc PeraltaMarc Peralta is the executive director for Best Friends Animal Society–Los Angeles. He leads the Best Friends NKLA initiative, with the goal to make L.A. no-kill by 2017, as well as operations for the Best Friends Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center and the NKLA Pet Adoption Center.

Previously, Marc served as vice president and chief operating officer at the Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) headquartered in Philadelphia, overseeing the operations of six facilities, including animal control for the City of Philadelphia and the PSPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Department. During his tenure, Marc was appointed by the mayor of Philadelphia as a member of the board of directors for the Animal Care and Control Team.

Marc has also worked in animal care managerial roles at the Nevada Humane Society in Reno, Nevada, and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Before focusing on animal welfare, Marc ran his own music promotion business and served in managerial roles in both the food and beverage and retail industries, bringing 20 years of customer service experience to the no-kill movement.

Thursday, July 14, 2016
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Nationwide Strategies to Save Them All: NKLA: Los Angeles, California
Thursday, July 14, 2016
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Building a Powerful No-Kill Team: How to Recognize and Cultivate Leaders
Friday, July 15, 2016
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
It's No Secret: The Revolutionary Results of High-Volume Adoptions