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New Director At Second Chance Rescue Center

February 1, 2010, 5:52 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

New Director At Second Chance Rescue Center
Second Chance Rescue Center has a new interim executive director. Rosey Quinn, who founded the organization, stepped down from that position last Friday.

Mike Pulizzi has temporarily taken over the reins of Second Chance Rescue Center. He's no stranger to the operation. He and his wife have hosted foster dogs and horses.  But the shelter's board of directors was most interested in his business background. Pulizzi spent most of his life working as an executive for a family-owned engineering company, and it’s that business knowledge he says will get Second Chance on the right path.

The animals may not know it, but there's a new leader at Second Chance Rescue Center, and he learned of his new responsibilities at a board meeting Friday.

"I expected to come in, do an interview, ask questions, they'll ask questions, then maybe in a week or two somebody will give me a call. But when I got here Friday, they had already voted me in, as far as the board was concerned, and stamped the paper work and I was executive director," Pulizzi said.

Pulizzi admits he has a lot to learn about Second Chance, but he already knows changes have to be made. That could include small things like dress code or larger issues like personnel. He says he'll do what's needed to accomplish his goals of improving customer service and organizing the business.

"The board told me they needed someone to come in with a business sense to hire and fire, relocate people, work on fundraising, whatever needs to have happen in order to make it more of a business environment," Pulizzi said.

Pulizzi also says he needs to work on the shelter's bottom line, although he's yet to look at its current financial situation.

"I've been meeting with every employee all morning long.  Writing down what they like, what they don't like, what they do, what they don't want to do, what their schedules have been, so I'm trying to conduct all of that right now and go over the finances sometime this week and find out where we're at," said Pulizzi.

Pulizzi plans to stay on as the interim director for the next three to six months. Then he'll be part of the process to pick his own replacement.

"This position as an executive director is a business position. So whoever comes in that I get to work with in training will have to be more like myself. Not like in a personality of myself, but in an experience level," Pulizzi said.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
A misspelling was corrected in this story.

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