Jennifer Hobgood

 Jennifer Hobgood was formerly HSUS’s Florida State Director, overseeing legislative and lobbying activities in that state. (Click here for HSUS’s Florida-specific Facebook page.) Kate MacFall, HSUS’s current state director, took over in April 2012.

Hobgood joined HSUS in 2005 after spending eight years as an English teacher. After Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, Hobgood played a leading role in HSUS’s activities in Mississippi, for which the organization was investigated for its fund-raising tactics.

She was a registered lobbyist in the state of Florida and holds a Ph.D. in English from Florida State University.