Dawn Binion-Stewart

Senior Manager, Employee Engagement & Experience

Best Friends Animal Society

Transitioning from employee relations manager, Dawn is the senior manager of employee engagement and experience for Best Friends Animal Society, a leadership position on the people and culture team. She oversees a team supporting employees in engagement, employee relations, compliance, DE&I and other areas to ensure a positive work environment. Dawn supports colleagues in building meaningful relationships by listening, supporting and cultivating trust. A believer in positivity and resilience, and that everything is solvable, Dawn shares a calm, consistent approach in bringing people together for results.Before coming on board with Best Friends, Dawn worked for 10 years in a leadership capacity at Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove (California), a learning and family support organization servicing 23,000 children per year. Dawn graduated from Fresno State University with a master’s degree in sports business administration. She lives in the Los Angeles area and is a proud parent to eight amazing children: three frisky tabby cats (Willow, Zion, and Zoe), one excitable westie terrier (Simba) and four incredibly kind-hearted human beings.