Board of Directors


Bert Castro
President / CEO
Phoenix Zoo, Arizona Center for Nature Conservation


Brian Davis, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Georgia Aquarium


Adrienne Rowland
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

Past Chair

Christopher Kuhar, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo


Richard Block
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens

Christopher Dold, DVM
Chief Zoological Officer
SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Parks

Margo McKnight
President & CEO
Palm Beach Zoo

Lisa New
President and CEO
Zoo Knoxville

Mark Penning, BVSC
VP Animals, Science and Environment
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Tara Riemer, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Alaska SeaLife Center

Dwight Scott
Executive Director
San Diego Zoo

Cynthia Vernon
Chief Operating Officer
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Denise Verret
Chief Executive Officer & Zoo Director
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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