Speaker Profile

Steve Kehrli
Vice President of Development / PETA

Steve Kehrli is Vice President of Development for the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Foundation and helps to oversee the organization’s fundraising efforts, focusing on new innovative technologies that connect existing and would-be philanthropists with the many different facets of PETA’s work.

Steve has been influential in transforming organizational culture around fundraising, optimizing business processes, establishing key relationships, and driving revenue for all of PETA’s programs.

Having first joined PETA as a card-carrying member in 1998, his career started at a fundraising agency helping animal and environmental charities.  PETA was one of his first assignments and he immediately connected to their mission and the boldness to which they carry out their work. From there it was only a matter of time until he came to work directly with them.

His passion is working to support animal rights by raising the much-needed funds and also turning financial supporters into everyday activists speaking up for animals worldwide.