In 2009, Close participated in the launch of BringChange2Mind.org, a not-for-profit organization committed to eradicating the stigma, prejudice and discrimination around mental illness in partnership with the leading mental health organizations in the U.S. and around the world. She actively supports Puppies Behind Bars and their Dog Tags program, on which she co-directed, narrated and co-produced Pax, a documentary. In addition, she is a member of the Conservation Council of Panthera, leaders in wildcat preservation and is a Trustee Emeritus of The Sundance Institute, having served as a Board Member for 16 years.
Shaw founded IDEXX in Portland, Maine in 1983 and remained its CEO until 2001. What began as a small company on the Portland waterfront is now the global leader in its industry, with revenues exceeding $1 billion, and a staff of more than 5,000 people throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The success of IDEXX has been widely recognized, including an induction into the Life Sciences Hall of Fame. In addition to his involvement in numerous entrepreneurial businesses, Shaw has demonstrated a passionate commitment to public service throughout his career. His non-profit board service has included the National Parks Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (treasurer), the Sargasso Sea Alliance, Maine Medical Center, the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government, the US-Israel Science and Technology Commission, The Jackson Laboratory and others. Most rec
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