Marean Spero Steen, Esq.

National Director, American Humane Hollywood


Marean Spero Steen is the national director of American Humane Hollywood’s iconic “No Animals Were Harmed®” program. Before being appointed to this position, Marean spent six years with the program and served as its Managing Director.

Marean oversees the program, the only industry-sanctioned effort of its kind, with veterinary oversight from American Humane Hollywood’s renowned Chief Veterinary Advisor, Dr. Thomas Edling. Together, Marean and Dr. Edling work closely with the organization’s Certified Animal Safety Representatives around the world to oversee the rigorous enforcement of our Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Entertainment.

Marean has divided her life’s work between protecting the vulnerable through non-profit work and serving in creative roles within the filmed entertainment world. After receiving her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, she became a lawyer and served as a pro bono attorney for the Harriet Buhai Family Law Center and the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Domestic Violence Project. She also has a deep knowledge of the TV and film industry, working for 15 years as a creative and production executive. As Senior Vice President of Television Movies and Mini-Series for Hearst Entertainment, she shepherded projects from inception to green light to launch, overseeing the development and production of more than 100 hours of programming for cable and network television before joining American Humane.

Her deep passion for animals is reflected every day in the dedication she shows for their safety and humane treatment.