Jerry Buckley will retire as chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania SPCA effective Aug. 1 and will be replaced by an interim CEO, the animal-welfare organization announced on Thursday.

Buckley, 60, assumed the role in May 2012 after serving as a senior executive at Campbell Soup Co. Previous to that, he worked as a journalist at Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report.

Julie Klim, a member of the PSPCA board of directors, will take over for Buckley on an interim basis. Klim has worked in biopharmaceuticals, private equity, and the non-profit sector.

-Robert Moran