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Virginia Busch was promoted from executive director to chief executive officer of the Endangered Wolf Center.

In her new role, Busch will oversee strategic planning, conservation initiatives, donor development and marketing. She joined the center as executive director in 2012.

The nonprofit based in Eureka is a global leader in breeding endangered wolves and other canids, leading husbandry research and participating in the releasing of wolves in the wild as part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s recovery programs.

Busch earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology with an emphasis in animal behavior from Washington University. She also serves as a National Council and board member for World Wildlife Fund, and a board member for Wild Earth Allies and the Humane Society of Missouri.

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