Alison Corcoran


Alison CorcoranAlison Corcoran is the chief development and marketing officer for the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International. She leads our Marketing, Communications and Philanthropy departments while implementing robust fundraising strategies to support our work for all animals.

Corcoran brings a wealth of experience to this role, including expertise in marketing and digital strategy, crisis management and corporate branding. For more than 20 years, she has led initiatives on social impact, corporate purpose and health equity. Before joining the HSUS, she was the executive vice president and chief marketing officer at DentaQuest, an oral health company focused on expanding access to dental care in the United States.

Corcoran received her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and her bachelor’s degree from Williams College. Growing up in Japan, Myanmar, South Korea and Mexico, she developed a global mindset at an early age. As an adult, she has lived and worked in the United Kingdom and Canada. Today, Corcoran lives in Boston with her husband, Ned. They have four grown children and a dog, Bogey.


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