As the president of Humane Society International, Flocken leads our work confronting cruelty and advancing the welfare of animals in more than 50 countries. He works with international executive directors, professional campaigners, scientists and lawyers to advocate on behalf of all animals around the globe.
Before joining HSI, Flocken worked as the North American regional director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare and for the U.S. government, where he focused on international species conservation policy, outreach and global conservation grant programs. He has served as a consultant on numerous movies, books and television shows addressing wildlife conservation and animal welfare topics.
Flocken serves on the board of directors of the Jaguar Conservation Fund, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Conservation Committee and the GRACE Grauer’s Gorilla Sanctuary, as well as the steering committee for the International Union for Conservation of Nature Tapir Specialist Group. He 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, and the co-author of the award-winning book Wildlife Heroes, published by Running Press in March 2012.
He lives in Virginia with his wife, their daughter, rescue cat Dasher and dog Chewbacca, whom HSI rescued from the dog meat trade.