Save Our Seabirds welcomes executive director

Brian Walton, photo credit: SRQ Headshots

SARASOTA, Fla. — Save Our Seabirds (SOS), one of the largest bird rescue and rehabilitation centers in Florida, recently welcomed Brian Walton as its new executive director after a nationwide search.

A strategic thinker with expertise in the nonprofit sector, Walton most recently served as executive director for North Brevard Charities in Titusville, Florida. During his time there, he led all aspects of the social service agency, which included operating 59 affordable housing units, a thrift store and two food pantries. Walton also raised millions in private and government grant revenue, and significantly increased multiple revenue streams.

In his new role with SOS, Walton will be tasked with leading and managing all operational aspects of the organization and developing long-term strategies with the board of directors. Other responsibilities will include establishing goals for financial and operational performance, expanding the donor base, increasing brand awareness and enlarging the impact of SOS.

“We are excited to have Brian Walton join our team as executive director,” said Jim Curtis, board chair of Save Our Seabirds. “With his extensive and relevant experience in managing nonprofit organizations, his proven leadership skills, and his energy and enthusiasm, we are confident that he is the perfect person to lead us in our next phases of development. This includes creating a significantly revised site plan, rebuilding our 32 aviaries and constructing a new, modern hospital.”

Walton attended Johnson University and received a bachelor’s degree in counseling and a master’s degree in communications. He is a certified fundraising executive and certified nonprofit consultant.

About Save Our Seabirds
The mission of SOS is to rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured birds with the goal of releasing them back to their natural habitats. A lifelong sanctuary and specialized medical care are provided for those birds who cannot be released. Their stories are used to educate the public about avian care and conservation. For more information, visit

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Originally posted 2023-10-25 16:16:39.