Becky Ranninger Owen at the Fur Ball Gala

Becky Ranninger Owen at the Fur Ball Gala


Humane Society Silicon Valley expresses its deepest gratitude to Becky Ranninger Owen for her exemplary leadership and unwavering dedication as Board Chair. She joined the HSSV Board of Directors in 2017, serving as Chair from January 2020 through June 2023. Becky’s strategic vision and formidable experience navigating through change and uncertainty kept the organization on solid footing through the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent challenges. “During her tenure as Board Chair, Becky gave a master class in servant leadership while adeptly guiding HSSV through unprecedented and turbulent times,” Krukenberg said. “Becky is the personification of our organizational values: kindness, courage, and impact.”

Despite the difficulties of the past few years, her tenure saw significant gifts from the Detkin/Oates, Claudio, Wass/Kelmenson, and Marcus families – each of which has immensely expanded HSSV’s reach and impact. “Becky has been a tireless advocate with the donors, board, and staff who together have built the foundation for an ambitious future,” Krukenberg said. “Even during the most difficult times, she kept HSSV focused on the immediate needs of our community without losing sight of game-changing opportunities to create a better future for pets and their people.”

In her previous professional life, Becky served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Symantec Corporation. In that role, she managed the planning, direction, and implementation of Symantec’s global personnel programs and policies for over 22,000 employees and participated in the overall executive management of the company.  She acted as secretary and corporate liaison for the Symantec Compensation Committee, which dealt with all aspects of employee, executive, and board of director compensation, and served as President of the Symantec Foundation, which administered Symantec’s charitable activities.

Becky's calming presence on display with mischievous shelter guest Winston

Becky’s calming presence on display with mischievous shelter guest Winston


Beyond her professional accomplishments, Becky is a lifelong animal advocate. When she is not at home spoiling Cloe, her pampered elderly feline diva, she can often be found volunteering at HSSV socializing cats and kittens. Becky said, “It has been an incredible honor to be part of this wonderful organization that supports so many vulnerable animals and people. I could not be more grateful to have served with such a passionate and talented team, knowing that together we could make a profound difference in the lives of others.”

“On behalf of our board, staff, volunteers, and community, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to Becky for her service, dedication, and accomplishments,” Krukenberg said. “Her enduring legacy will save lives and keep families together for generations to come.”