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The Houston Zoo connects communities with animals to inspire action to save wildlife and is committed to being a leader in the global effort to save animals in the wild. We are home to over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide the highest standard in animal care. Each year, we welcome over two million guests who come to experience our incredible animals and ecosystems, and through their admission ticket or membership, help us fund the protection efforts of the counterparts of every species at the Zoo, in the wild. Through guests visiting the Zoo, we support 49 wildlife conservation projects in 27 countries around the world. We are proud to be the second most visited Zoo in the US, and the most-attended cultural attraction in the region.

Our Mission

Connect communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.

Our Vision

Be a leader in the global movement to save wildlife.

Guiding Principles
  • Be a Zoo for all.
  • Provide exemplary animal care, assuring outstanding animal welfare.
  • Provide engaging animal experiences.
  • Deliver a smart, fun, inspiring guest experience.
  • Be the leading environmental education resource in Texas.
  • Inspire broad community support and collaborations.
  • Change behaviors to help protect wildlife.
  • Create a workplace culture that embodies respect, empowerment, teamwork, and personal development.
  • Employ best business practices and sound financial management.
  • Ensure safety for guests, staff and the animals in our care.
  • Operate sustainably; set an example for others.

Board of Directors

Sami Ahmad

Sami Ahmad is the Chief Financial Officer at Trecora Resources LLC. He has more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting. From 1991 through 1998 he held various positions with ARCO Chemical Company including financial analysis, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations. From 1998 through 2006 he worked for Lyondell Chemical Company as Director of Investor Relations, Assistant Treasurer, Corporate Finance and Director of Corporate Development. In December of 2007 Lyondell Chemical Company was acquired by LyondellBasell Industries, and Mr. Ahmad continued to hold the position of Director of Corporate Development. From 2009 to 2011 he was Vice-President and Treasurer of Exterran. He then served as Chief Financial Officer for Southwest Water Company, Inc. for approximately 10 months. From July 2013 through August 2016, Mr. Ahmad served as the Chief Financial Officer and Board member for Armada Water Assets, Inc.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Roxanne Almaraz

Roxanne is the General Counsel of Arnold Ventures and is responsible for the organization’s overall legal affairs. Prior to joining Arnold Ventures, Roxanne was a partner with the international law firm King & Spalding, where she represented strategic and financial investors engaging in complex M&A, joint venture, and other business transactions. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and corporate communications and earned her JD from Stanford Law School. She currently serves on the board of the Discovery Green Conservancy and the Houston Parks Board.

E. William Barnett

E. William Barnett received his bachelor’s degree from Rice University and his LLB from the University of Texas School of Law. After law school he began his career with Baker Botts LLP. In 1984, he was elected managing partner of the firm and continued in that role for 14 years. In 1998 he moved into a senior counsel role until his retirement in 2004. He is a member (and former chairman) of the Baker Institute Advisory Board at Rice University. Bill served as chairman of the board of trustees of Rice University from 1996 to July 2005 and continues to serve as a trustee. He is also a director of The Methodist Hospital Center for Performing Arts Medicine Advisory Board, Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance Board and the Center for Houston’s Future. He is a trustee emeritus of Baylor College of Medicine and the Greater Houston Partnership and a Life Trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation. Barnett served as chairman of the task force which recommended, and the Houston City Council approved in 2002, the privatization of the operation of the Zoo. Barnett was elected the first chairman of the board of the private non-profit corporation, Houston Zoo, Inc., which now operates the Zoo. He continues to serve as Director Emeritus.

Joe Cleary

Joe Cleary graduated from Temple University with a degree in civil engineering and construction technology. He joined D.E. Harvey Builders in Houston in 1977. His career with Harvey has progressed from a cost engineer to president and owner. Currently, Joe serves on the Humble ISD Foundation board of advisors and the Texas Children’s Hospital board of trustees. He chairs the board of the Salvation Army of Greater Houston. Previously, Joe has served on the boards of the YMCA of Greater Houston, The Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center, The Village Learning Center, the Lake Houston TIRZ, and the Houston Business League. He has chaired many committees and events for numerous nonprofit organizations in the Houston Area.

Josh Davidson

Josh Davidson is a partner at Baker Botts and handles a wide range of corporate and securities work. Josh is head of the firm’s capital markets and MLP/YieldCo practice and has concentrated on master limited partnership companies for over 20 years. He has participated in hundreds of equity and debt public offerings and private placements of MLPs, including approximately 60 initial public offerings. Josh graduated from Yale University with a degree in history and received his JD from Harvard Law School. He also serves on the board of the Houston Grand Opera.

Carlos de Aldecoa Bueno

Carlos de Aldecoa Bueno is the president of Cadeco Industries and Gulf Coast Distillers. His current civic and philanthropic engagements include Boys & Girls Country, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Greater Houston Partnership, East End Management District and the Young Presidents Organizations. De Aldecoa Bueno received his degree from the University of Houston.

Joseph Dilg

Joseph Dilg is a senior advisor at Greenhill & Co. Inc., an international investment banking firm, primarily focusing on the energy sector. Prior to joining Greenhill, he served as a partner with Vinson & Elkins for 38 years and led the firm as managing partner from 2002 to 2011. Joe is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas Law School.

Currently Joe serves as member of the business committee for the Arts Executive Board and serves on the Houston Arts Alliance Advisory Council, Houston Parks Board, Rice University Chao Center for Asian Studies Advisory Board, Houston Endowment Board, the Reasoning Mind Board of Advisors, and as a Trustee Emeritus of the University of Texas Law School Foundation. He is the executive board co-chair for the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business.

Mike Dishberger

Mike Dishberger is the CEO and co-owner of Sandcastle Homes. He heads up the construction, purchasing and accounting operations of the company. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Texas A&M and an MBA from the University of Houston. Mike was a captain in the U.S. Army before and worked for several large national builders in Houston. He was recognized as the Texas Association of Builder Builder of the Year in 2016, Greater Houston Builders Association Builder of the Year in 2008, Bay Area Builder of the Year in 1988, Memorial Park Volunteer of the Year in 2015. He also serves on the University of Houston MBA Real Estate Advisory Board and Stages Theatre Board of Directors

Jeff Dudderar

Jeff Dudderar is the regional executive for consumer & commercial banking with BBVA Compass. Prior to joining BBVA Compass, he spent eight years with Huntington National Bank and 12 years with Bank One in Ohio in a variety of positions including market manager, sales director, and credit risk manager. He has a bachelor’s and MBA from the University of Toledo.

Anne Duncan

Anne Duncan is actively involved in numerous community organizations. In addition to the Houston Zoo, where she serves as Director Emeritus, Anne has served for many years on the board of DePelchin Children’s Center, including a term as chair of the board. She is a life trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She also serves on the boards of the Discovery Green Conservancy, Yellowstone Forever National Advisory Council, Baylor College of Medicine, Lillian H. and C. W. Duncan Foundation, and the Shepherd Society at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.

Bob Edwards

Bob Edwards joined Natural Gas Partners (NGP) Energy Capital Management as a partner in 2009 and serves as managing director of the NGP funds. He is a leading specialist in the natural resources industry with over 30 years of experience in the field. He also oversees the firm’s risk management activities in his role as the director of environmental, social & governance. Prior to joining NGP, Bob was the vice president of strategy at BP, a partner at McKinsey & Company and held roles at Brown and Root and Marathon Oil. He received his master’s in management and petroleum engineering at Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University.

Jenny Elkins

Jenny Elkins is a native of Houston and is active in the community. She graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and later earned her MBA at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Jenny worked at First City National Bank as a loan officer, and it was there that she met her husband, James A. Elkins, III. Jenny and Jim were married for 25 years before Jim’s sudden passing. Jim was a director of the Houston Zoo, and he considered serving on the Zoo board a great honor and privilege. After Jim’s death, Jenny became involved in the company Jim founded, Houston Trust Company, where she is currently a board member. Jenny also serves as a director of the Elkins Foundation, the Salvation Army of Greater Houston, Texas Children’s Hospital and the Retina Research Foundation. Jenny is also actively involved at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and is a member of the UT Health Development Board, Houston River Oaks Garden Club and the Junior League of Houston.

Kat Gallagher

Kat Gallagher is a partner with Beck Redden LLP. Prior to her role at Beck Redden, she was a partner with Vinson & Elkins. With more than 25 years of practice, she is recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America. Her active trial practice includes experience as lead counsel in trials of products liability, commercial cases, professional malpractice, intentional torts, premises liability, and environmental and negligence claims among others. Kat also serves on the board for Children at Risk and has previously been a member of the Art League of Houston board. She is also a member of the United Way Tocqueville Society.

Dr. Amy C. Garrou

Dr. Amy Garrou is an associate veterinarian at Memorial 610 Hospital for Animals. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2000 from Texas A&M University and obtained her diplomate status from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners with a specialty in Canine and Feline Practice in 2008. She is the continuing education chair for the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and a member of the Harris County Veterinarian Medical Foundation Board of Trustees.

Dr. Cullen K. Geiselman

Cullen K. Geiselman holds a BA in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University and an MA and PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Columbia University. Her research focuses on seed dispersal and pollination by bats. Cullen has coauthored a book with botanists from the New York Botanical Garden entitled Seed Dispersal by Bats in the Neotropics.

Cullen currently lives in Houston, works with her family on business matters and philanthropy, and serves as the chair of the board of the Cullen Trust for Health Care. She is the chair of the board of Bat Conservation International and serves as a board member at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, Houston Parks Board, Houston Wilderness, Lone Star Coastal Alliance, Turtle Conservancy, the Menil Collection, Blaffer Art Museum at University of Houston, and the Houston Advanced Research Center. She also volunteers her time with National Park Conservation Association.

Eureka Gilkey

Eureka Gilkey serves as executive director of Project Row Houses (PRH), an organization activating the intersections between art, historic preservation, affordable and innovative housing, community relations and development, neighborhood revitalization, and human empowerment. She also leads PRH Preservation, PRH’s sister nonprofit that serves to own, develop, improve, and operate affordable housing for low income persons living in Houston’s Third Ward.

Prior to joining PRH, Eureka served as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the 57th Presidential Inaugural and as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Outreach for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. In 2009, President Obama appointed Gilkey as the White House Liaison for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Gilkey served in a variety of senior leadership positions for Obama for America 2008, EMILY’s List, NARAL and worked for several other progressive organizations including the AFL-CIO. Gilkey is a graduate of Howard University.

Marty Goossen

Marty Goossen is the vice chairman of the JPMorgan Private Bank and president of JPMorgan Chase Bank – Houston Region. He has over 40 years of experience in financial services, nearly all of which has been in the wealth management field. Marty serves on the boards of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Greater Houston Community Foundation and Asia Society Texas Center. He is also a member of the Council of Overseers at Rice University’s Jones School of Business. Marty holds a BS degree in Economics from Union College of Schenectady, New York and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Robert Graham

Robert Graham is the retired chairman and co-founder of AIM Investments. Before joining the board of Houston Zoo, he served on the board of the Zoological Society of Houston. He also serves on the boards of Southwestern University, UT Health Science Center development board, UT System Chancellor’s Council executive committee, UT McCombs School of Business Advisory Council, Positive Coaching Alliance, Prison Entrepreneurship Program, and the Felvis Foundation. A Houston native, Graham received a BS degree and MS degree in electrical engineering, and an MBA in finance, all from the University of Texas at Austin.

Gillian A. Hobson

Gillian A. Hobson is a partner, management committee member and co-chair of the diversity council at the law firm of Vinson and Elkins. Her primary practice area is corporate finance and securities. She received her BA from Harvard University and her JD from the University of Houston Law Center. Gillian serves as a board member of the Houston Ballet and previously served as a board member of the Houston Area Women’s Center. She is a member of the American Bar Association, National Bar Association and Houston Bar Association, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, United Way Young Leaders and Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

Tandra Jackson

Tandra Jackson is the managing partner of KPMG’s Houston office and has more than 20 years of experience in business and technology, including systems implementation, governance, and controls integration. Tandra serves on the boards of the Louisiana State University Ourso College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board, National Association of Corporate Directors, Ronald McDonald House Houston, Greater Houston Partnership, Central Houston, Inc., and the Gulf Coast chapter of American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer. Tandra has spoken at forums such as: KPMG’s Global Energy Conference, KPMG Insights, National Women’s Council Houston Conference, Rice University Women Leadership Conference, Texas Society of Women CPAs, and the Women in Leadership Symposium. Tandra received her BS in Accounting from Louisiana State University and MBA in Information Systems from the University of Houston.

Jill Jewett

Jill Jewett is the vice president and director of operations of the Finger Companies, a national independent developer of luxury multi-family properties. Prior to becoming involved in both the company’s management and development operations, she was president of Jewett Consulting, focusing on community-building projects and non-profit organizations. Jill holds a BA degree in Art History and American Studies from the University of Virginia and a MBA from Rice University. She is currently on the boards of Glassell School of Art, Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Houston Parks Board, the Shepherd Society at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Julia Ideson Library Preservation Partners, and the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Myrtle Jones

Myrtle Jones is the senior vice president of tax at Halliburton. In this role, she leads a 100-plus-employee global tax department responsible for tax compliance, planning, and accounting. She also serves as the executive sponsor of the Halliburton African American Network Forum. Myrtle is chair of the board of directors for Genesys Works Houston and also serves on the boards of Stages Repertory Theatre, Texas Business Hall of Fame, the United Way Women’s Initiative, and the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Prairie View A&M University College of Business. Myrtle holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Mississippi State University is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Tax Executives Institute. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Black Enterprise Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America, the Diversity Council’s Diversity Leader of the Year of Award, Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching Award, and the Houston Business Journal’s Top 25 Women in Oil and Gas.

Neal Manne

Neal Manne received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas. After serving as law clerk to The Honorable William A. Norris of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Los Angeles, Manne worked for six years in Washington. In 1988, Manne and his wife, Nancy McGregor, left Washington to return to Texas, where Manne joined Susman Godfrey. Since 1997, Manne has served on the firm’s executive committee, and since 2011 he has been a managing partner. Currently, Neal serves on the boards of Texas Defender Services, University of Texas Law School Foundation, Grand Teton National Park Foundation, the Center for AIDS Information and Advocacy and Jackson Hole Land Trust Open Space Council.

Kimberly McKay

Kimberly McKay is the managing partner of BKD CPAs & Advisors. She has served as a partner representing BKD National Health Care Group and sits on the firmwide Health Care committee. Kimberly serves as chair of AICPA’s (American Institute of CPAs) Health Care Entities Revenue Recognition task force and previously served on the AICPA Health Care Expert Panel both as a chair and member. She also served as a board member of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care and Pikes Peak United Way. Kimberly graduated from Tarkio College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and from University of Missouri-Columbia with a master’s degree in accountancy.

Stacy Methvin

Stacy Methvin is chair of the board of directors. Stacy retired from Shell’s downstream business at the end of 2012. She started her career with Shell Exploration and Production (E&P) in New Orleans in 1979 after graduating from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in Geological and Geophysical Sciences. Stacy joined the Houston Zoo finance committee in January 2008 and became a member of the board in September 2008. Stacy is a director of Pioneer Natural Resources, Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., xF Technologies, and Marquard & Bahls. She serves on the boards of the Louisiana Governor’s Advisory Board for Coastal Restoration and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and is also a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum Class XXI. She has served on the boards of Girl Scouts San Jacinto Council and Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.

Clay Neff

Clay Neff is president of Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production and oversees exploration and production in 15 countries across Africa and Latin America. Prior to this role he worked in various engineering, operations, commercial and management positions across the U.S., Angola and Nigeria. Clay serves on the board of the Institute of the Americas and previously served as chairman of the board for the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta and oil producers trade section of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OPTS). He received his bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1984.

Suzanne Nimocks

Suzanne Nimocks is the immediate past chair of the board of directors. She was a director at global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company from 1999 to 2010 and worked as a leader in the firm’s global petroleum, electric power & natural gas organization and risk management practices. Suzanne is currently a director for ArcelorMittal, Encana Corporation, Rowan Companies Inc, and Owens Corning. Suzanne currently serves on the board of Texas Children’s Hospital and the executive board of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business. She previously chaired the environmental committee of the Greater Houston Partnership and is a former board member of the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast and St John’s School. She has a degree in economics from Tufts University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Jim Postl

Jim Postl is the owner of James J. Postl interests, a management consulting company. He is also the retired president and chief executive officer of Pennzoil-Quaker State Company. Jim has served as a director for Pennzoil-Quaker State Company, American Funds, Cooper Industries, AutoZone, Inc., Northwest Airlines Corporation. and Pulte Homes. Jim is also active in the community and serves as the chairman of the board of the National American Heart Association. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Jesse H. Jones School at Rice University, the Society for the Performing Arts, Memorial Hermann Hospital System, the Holdsworth Center and the Greater Houston Partnership. He previously served on the boards of the Houston Area Women’s Center and was the 2005-2006 Chair for Houston’s United Way Campaign and the Hurricane Relief Fund. Jim holds a BA degree from the University of Manitoba.

Alexandra “Alie” Pruner

Alexandra “Alie” Pruner is an independent director of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Plains All American and also serves as Senior Advisor to the global advisory and asset-management firm Perella Weinberg Partners. Perella Weinberg Partners includes energy investment bank Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. where she served as CFO for nearly 12 years and was a founding partner at TPH in its formation in 2007. Active in community affairs, she currently serves on the boards of the Houston Symphony Endowment, Audit Committee of the United Way of Greater Houston and Brown University’s President’s Advisory Council on the Economics Department. She also founded the Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy and Technology. Alie holds a BA in Economics from Brown University, and she and her husband have two grown children.

Ron Rand

Ron Rand is the President & CEO of Rand Group and has over 20 years’ experience in implementing ERP solutions for clients in distribution, construction, oil & gas, and the service industry. Prior to forming Rand Group, Ron served as the Partner-in-Charge, Technology Consulting for Hein + Associates LLP. Ron holds a BS, Accounting from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, is a licensed CPA and has practical Microsoft Great Plains Application experience. He is an active participant and supporter of the Houston Humane Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Houston, Houston Public Media, Houston Symphony and Alley Theater. He is also a past President of the International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners Houston Chapter and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Texas Society of CPAs, and Microsoft Partner Advisory Council.

Tim Roberts

Tim Roberts is executive vice president of marketing and commercial for Phillips 66. Roberts has more than 30 years of experience in strategy, operations, commercial, and joint ventures in the oil and gas and chemical industries. Prior to Phillips 66, Tim was executive vice president, Global Olefins and Polyolefins, for LyondellBasell. He began his career in sales and in 1987 joined Phillips Petroleum, where he held positions in sales, marketing, and corporate planning. Tim has previously served on the Houston Food Bank board of directors. He has a BS in marketing from Ball State University.

Bas Solleveld

Bas Solleveld is managing director and senior relationship manager in the Houston office of Atlantic Trust. In this role, he works with clients and their advisors to develop and implement investment and asset allocation strategies. Bas is also a member of Atlantic Trust’s Multi-Manager Investment Committee. Prior to joining the Houston office in 2012, Bas directed the firm’s private equity and real estate investment platforms. Bas is the vice chair of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership board. Bas and his wife, Courtney, have chaired the Zoo’s Ambassador Gala and Bas volunteers on the Asante recruitment committee. He earned a BA degree from Franklin & Marshall College.

Macey Reasoner Stokes

Macey Reasoner Stokes is the practice group chair – appellate partner at Baker Botts LLP. She has over 20 years’ experience in a wide variety of civil appeals and extraordinary proceedings in state and federal courts. Macey has handled over 60 cases in the Texas Supreme Court and has significant experience handling Texas regulatory appeals. She also serves as immediate past president of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society and a board member for the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Court. She has an undergraduate degree from Yale and earned her JD from University of Texas.

Molly Voorhees

Molly Voorhees is president of Becks Prime, a Houston-area restaurant chain. She joined the company in 2007 to expand the concept and has since grown the chain from eight locations to thirteen. She received her BA in Economics from Middlebury College and her MBA from Stanford University. Prior to graduate school, Molly worked for various telecommunications companies in Silicon Valley. Molly previously served on the advisory councils for Breakthrough Houston and St. John’s School. In 2011, Molly received a Stanford Award of Merit for her work reviving the Houston GSB Alumni Chapter and she is a long-time admissions volunteer for Middlebury College. She was also listed as one of Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2014.

Cynthia Walker

Cynthia Walker is senior vice president of marketing, midstream operations and development at Occidental Petroleum Corporation. She leads Occidental’s crude oil and natural gas marketing efforts and midstream operations. Prior to this role, Cynthia served as senior vice president of strategy and development at Occidental and executive vice president and CFO. Prior to joining Occidental, she served as managing director of Goldman Sachs for over 12 years. She received her BBA in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998.

Randa Duncan Williams

Randa Duncan Williams is chairman of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. She also serves as president of DLD Family Investments LLC, which is a family asset management company. Prior to joining Enterprise in 1994, Randa practiced law with Butler & Binion and Brown Sims. She received her undergraduate degree from Rice University and her JD from the University of Houston Law Center. Randa serves as a director of the Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation, the Alkek and Williams Foundation, and the Dan L Duncan Family Foundation. She is actively involved with the Houston Museum of Natural Science where she has been a member of the board of trustees since 1995. She has served as chairman of the board twice and has chaired numerous committees. She also serves on the boards of Rice University, Memorial Hermann Foundation, Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital Committee, and Baylor College of Medicine’s Breast Center Advisory Council. She is married to Charles A. Williams and they have one son.

Austin Young

Austin Young currently serves as a director of Insperity, Inc. and has served as director of Tower Group International, Ltd. and Amerisafe, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer of CellStar Corporation until his retirement. Austin holds an accounting degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Houston and state chapters of the Texas Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and Financial Executives International. He has previously held leadership roles on the Houston Ballet Foundation board, The Park People board, the Alley Theater board, Houston Fire Museum board, and ESCAPE Family Resource Center.

Contacting the Houston Zoo

Main Phone: 713-533-6500

Lee Ehmke, Chief Executive Officer
Sheryl Kolasinski, Chief Operating Officer
John Trahan, Chief Financial Officer
Lisa Marie Avendano, Vice President, Animal Operations
Nick Espinosa, Vice President, Development
Kristin Finney, Vice President, Human Resources
Trazanna Moreno, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Peter Riger, Vice President, Conservation and Education

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