Joe Elmore joined Charleston Animal Society, the first animal organization in South Carolina and one of the oldest in the Nation, in 2012 as its chief executive officer. He brought over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, throughout 8 states and 3 times overseas, to an organization in turmoil. He stabilized its operations and led it to become the leading animal welfare organization in the State and a model in the region and nation. In addition, Charleston Animal Society became the most honored charity in South Carolina for the past three years. Designing and launching No Kill Charleston 2015, Joe led Charleston County to become the first No Kill Community in the Southeast, saving every healthy and treatable animal.