Aimee Charlton

Senior Manager, Learning Advancement

Best Friends Animal Society

Aimee Charlton, senior manager with learning advancement at Best Friends Animal Society, utilizes her advanced degree in education and her corporate experience to create and facilitate educational programs, such as the Best Friends Executive Leadership Certification program. Recently, Aimee presented to municipal leaders at the One Utah Summit on how to tell your leadership story and create a personal leadership model. Aimee has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish/English with an emphasis in secondary education, as well as a master’s degree in education. She started in the traditional classroom and ultimately ended up teaching teachers before transitioning to the corporate world. For 12 years she worked at a software company, where she served in capacities relating to content creation, training, team building, program management and online community engagement. Today, she’s thrilled to bring all these skills to the table in her current role and infuse them into her love for people, animals and relationship building. Aimee lives in Utah and is a mother to three humans and two rescue dogs from Texas. She loves to be outside and Utah is the best playground for that. When she’s indoors (and sometimes outside, too), you’ll find her consuming everything she can by Dr. Brene Brown. A student of many things, but particularly leadership, Aimee aspires to end up in Dr. Brown’s Dare to Lead facilitation program and also to earn her doctorate. She’s a learner who promotes curiosity and building trust relationships as foundations for personal and professional change.