DETROIT -

The Michigan Humane Society’s president and CEO, Cal Morgan, will be leaving his post this month to take over in Georgia.

Morgan will leave Jan. 24 to assume the role of president and CEO of the Atlanta Humane Society and Georgia SPCA in early February.

“It has been my sincere honor to be a part of the Michigan Humane Society for more than a decade and to contribute to the tremendous progress of the organization,” Morgan said in a statement. “MHS has changed the lives of animals and the people who love them in so many ways.”

Morgan has been with MHS for 13 years.

David Williams, current chief operating officer and senior vice president, will act as interim president and CEO while a search for a permanent replacement takes place.