Animal Services Director, Guilford County Animal Shelter
Jorge Ortega has spent his career building, developing and leading teams during his 20 plus years in the animal welfare field. Jorge is currently the animal services director for Guilford County Animal Services. Most recently he held the position of senior director of operations for the ASPCA’s Adoption Center and the Canine Rehabilitation & Enrichment Center located in New York City.
Jorge has also served as vice president of operations for two progressive animal welfare organizations. In these positions, he has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of multiple shelters and has provided leadership and guidance on managing low-cost, high-volume spay/neuter initiatives in local communities. He has been successful in building strategic partnerships and community programs that helped decrease animal intake.