After an exhausting search for a Managing Director, your Board of Directors and the Managing Director Search Committee has selected Anne Schenk to be our first full-time employee.

We had many qualified candidates apply for the position and selecting the most qualified and best fit for our Club took nearly four months from the time we placed the first ad to the final selection. Our rigorous process in identifying the Managing Director included a pre-screening process and interview, a preliminary interview and a final interview.

Anne comes to us from Detroit. She impressed the Search committee with her qualifications to run TCOTC as a non-profit and her enthusiasm for the job.  Anne has a rare combination of knowing how to run and grow a business as well as a love for dogs.

Anne is currently vice president of communication and marketing for Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, where she is responsible for annual fund raising, marketing, board and volunteer engagement, and media and public relations.  She celebrated eight years at the food bank in January.

Prior to joining Gleaners, Anne served as vice president of communications for the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. She also managed the 2001 election campaign of Detroit City Councilwoman Maryann Mahaffey, which garnered the candidate sufficient votes to regain the Council presidency.

She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in organizational communication and public relations, both from Wayne State University. She spent her undergraduate junior year at the Albert-Ludwig-University in Freiburg, Germany.

Anne is a graduate of Leadership Detroit Class XXXIII and has served on several nonprofit and professional boards, including the Association of Fund Raising Professionals – Detroit Chapter.  Anne has been active in numerous causes and community organizations, including the Clark Park Coalition in southwest Detroit and the Oakland Literacy Council.

Anne has three rescued dogs, Peanut, Buddy and Tegan, and has found homes for numerous other dogs and cats. Anne’s first two dogs were trained with traditional methods, but upon rescuing Tegan, Anne discovered a facility near where she lived that offered positive reinforcement clicker training.  Anne quickly discovered how enjoyable clicker training was for Tegan and through their learning process they quickly developed a strong bond.  Anne now can’t imagine training her dogs any other way and has been an advocate for positive reinforcement training ever since.

In addition to her job and working with her dogs, Anne enjoys playing and watching sports, cooking, and spending time with family.

Anne will be moving to Minneapolis in July 2016 and starting at TCOTC August 1st, 2016. When you see Anne, please give her a warm TCOTC welcome.