President, Humane Society International
Jeffrey Flocken is president of Humane Society International. In this role, Jeff oversees all of HSI’s campaign and advocacy work outside of the United States, including programs on factory farming, wildlife, animal protection & crisis response, companion animals, and research & toxicology. He has a law degree from Wayne State University, and graduated with honors from the University of Michigan.
Before joining HSI, Flocken worked as North American Regional Director at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, where he led the organization’s team of legislative professionals in the U.S. and Canada in advocating for global, national, and local policy initiatives on behalf of wildlife conservation and animal welfare. Before this appointment, Flocken worked for five years as an International Affairs Specialist in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Division of International Conservation, where he focused on international species conservation policy, outreach and global conservation grant programs.
Prior to joining the Service, he worked as an Education, Policy and Outreach Director for Conservation International, and as the Endangered Species Outreach Manger at the National Wildlife Federation. Additionally, Flocken has worked with the general counsel at Greenpeace, USA; edited for the scholarly publication, “The Yearbook of International Environmental Law”; and served as a toxics policy specialist negotiating for higher water-quality standards in the Great Lakes watershed region.
Flocken has served as a consultant on numerous movies, books and television shows addressing wildlife conservation topics. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jaguar Conservation Fund and the GRACE Gorilla Sanctuary, is on the Steering Committee for the IUCN Tapir Specialist Group and chairs the Conservation Committee of the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. Flocken is also the founder and board co-chair of the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders initiative, which mentors and provides campaign training for up-and-coming leaders in the wildlife field.
He is the coauthor of the book “Wildlife Heroes,” published by Running Press in March 2012.