Leadership & Board

2020 Zoo Atlanta Senior Leadership, Board of Directors and Leadership Council

Leadership
Raymond B. King President and Chief Executive Officer
Hayley Murphy, DVM Deputy Director
Cary S. Burgess Senior Vice President of Operations, Guest Services and Community Affairs
Russell Jacobs Chief Financial Officer
Zoe Nieminen Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer
Marci Creath Vice President of Human Resources
Eric Hall Vice President of Facilities
Michelle Kolar Vice President of Education
Jennifer Mickelberg Vice President of Collections and Conservation
Shawn Whitman Vice President of Membership and Guest Experience
Richard Hezlep Senior Director of Marketing
Tomson Karivelil Senior Director of Technology
Jennifer Smith Senior Director of Events and Catering Sales 

 

Board Members
Meredith Cagigal  Marketing Asset Director, Central Region   The Coca-Cola Company
Bill Cary Chief Investment Officer Georgia Division of Investment Services
James Cheeks Owner Fortas Homes and Fortas Realty
Pedro Cherry EVP, Customer Service and Operations Georgia Power
Shan Cooper Executive Director Atlanta Committee for Progress
Robert J. Cortelyou Senior Vice President, Network Planning (Retired) Delta Air Lines
Tye Darland Senior Vice President, General Counsel Georgia-Pacific
Cindy Davis Shareholder Greenberg Traurig
Benna Deese Manager of Global Community Development  Ford Motor Company Fund
Mike Dickerson CEO ClickDimensions
Andrew W. Evans Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Southern Company
Nick Franz Partner Ernst & Young LLP
Ron Frieson President, Foundation and External Affairs Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Aleem Gillani Chief Financial Officer (Retired) SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Kathleen Goddard Community Leader Atlanta
Dr. Duane Jackson Division Chair and Professor of Psychology Morehouse College
Sonji Jacobs Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications Cox Enterprises
Kelly King President and CEO Ypiretis Asset Management
Beth Kytle Chandler Vice President J.P. Morgan Securities
Lisa Laube President Floor & Decor
Allegra Lawrence-Hardy Partner Lawrence & Bundy LLC
Nathan Lewis President and CEO Security Capital Brokerage, Inc.
Richard McPhail Chief Financial Officer The Home Depot
William Nemetz Executive Vice President, PFS Investments Primerica, Inc.
Michael Paul Executive Compensation Director UPS
Erica Qualls-Battey Area General Manager Marriott International
Deepak Raghavan Co-founder and Director/Adjunct Professor Manhattan Associates/Georgia State University
John Ripoll Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Southeast Region Wells Fargo Private Bank
Mark Roberts Chairman Bentley Holdings
Gigi Rouland Community Leader Atlanta
Lovette Russell Senior Consultant Coxe Curry & Associates
Matthew Simon-Schumann Community Leader Atlanta
R. Scott Taylor, Jr. President and CEO Carter & Associates

 

Leadership Council
Marc Azar Tax Partner Smith & Howard
Jorge Bazan Principal/Director of Design Flux Architecture
Eddy Benoit Jr.  President and CEO The Benoit Group
Rebecca Bily Wealth Advisor Associate Cresset Capital
Celeste Bottorff VP (Retired) The Coca-Cola Company
Tony Brewer Owner Tony Brewer & Company
David Calhoun Partner Morris, Manning & Martin
Dan Campbell Partner MSouth Equity Partners
Thomas Carroll President Homrich Berg
Jennifer Castanet SVP, Sr. Marketing Manager Fifth Third Bank
Randy Dalbey Partner Chilivis, Grubman, Dalbey & Warner
Walt Davis  Judge Georgia Statewide Business Court
Sandra Edwards Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor Merrill Lynch 
John Ethridge Partner Smith, Gambrell & Russell
Anastasia Falconio Chief People Officer  
Tara Flickinger Vice President ON Partners
James Garvie SVP HR, Total Rewards and Technology Southern Company
Hollis Gilliam Co-Head, Equity Trading EARNEST Partners
Steve Goodman Managing Partner Meeting Advice
Jodie Guest PhD, MPH, Professor and Vice Chair Rollins School of Public Health and School of Medicine, Emory University
Josh Gunnemann Partner Councill & Gunnemann LLC
Susanne Hodges Senior Vice President LocusTenens.com (a Jackson Healthcare Company)
Justin Honaman VP of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Georgia-Pacific
Elizabeth Hood Senior Vice President Callan Associates
Carli Huband Partner-in-Charge, R&D Tax Credits  Aprio
Steve Hughes Senior Vice President (Retired) CBRE Group, Inc. 
Nancy Hunter Director of Marketing and Communications MedShare
Janin Hutcheson Pilot Southwest Airlines
Candace Johnson Community Leader Atlanta
Michelle Jones Chief Development Officer MMI
Justin King Partner King & Spalding 
Patrick Lowther Partner Morris, Manning & Martin 
Jose Martinez Executive Director – Tax EY
David Mathews Executive Vice President and Principal Pritchard & Jerden
Peter McGaffigan Managing Director Wells Fargo
Shea Meddin Managing Director Cushman & Wakefield
Michelle Merrill Associate Broker/Owner and Trainer Berkshire Hathaway Georgia Properties/Laughing Dog Farm
Ward Morse SVP, Employee Benefit Practice Willis Towers Watson
Whitney Ott Partner Jackson Spalding
Bharath Parthasarathy Deputy General Counsel, Legal Affairs Georgia State University
Mary Clancy Peak Director, Organizational Agility Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Brent Reid President and CEO Winter Construction
Andy Roberts Senior Vice President  Cresa
Kenneth Saffold Director BlackRock
Dana Sample General Manager, Product Development Delta Air Lines
Marc Schneidau COO and Client Portfolio Manager Silvant Capital Management
Jeff Schultz Executive Vice President/Wealth Management Financial Advisor Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
Holly Sims SVP, Commercial Banking Renasant Bank
Don Wilson Partner and Chief Investment Officer Brightworth