Board of Directors


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


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


Brian Davis, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President Operations
Georgia Aquarium

Past Chair

Peggy Sloan
Chief Animal Operations Officer
John G. Shedd Aquarium


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

Chris Gentile
Executive Director
Western North Carolina Nature Center

Alejandro Grajal, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Woodland Park 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

Adrienne Rowland
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

Dwight Scott
San Diego Zoo

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


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