Leadership & Board

2024 Zoo Atlanta Senior Leadership and Board of Directors

Raymond B. King President & Chief Executive Officer
Russell Jacobs Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer
Zoe Nieminen Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer
Cary S. Burgess Senior Vice President, DEI, Government & Community Affairs
Wednesdá L. Furman Vice President, Human Resources
Eric Hall Vice President, Facilities & Construction
Tomson Karivelil Vice President, Information Technology
Sam Rivera, DVM Vice President, Animal Health
Jennifer Smith Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives 
Shawn Whitman Vice President, Membership & Guest Experience
Staci Wiech Vice President, Education


Board of Directors
Bill Cary Chief Investment Officer Georgia Division of Investment Services
Beth Kytle Chandler Managing Director, Wealth Advisor Cresset
James Cheeks Owner Fortas Homes and Fortas Realty
Tye Darland Senior Vice President, General Counsel Georgia-Pacific
Cindy Davis Shareholder Greenberg Traurig
Mike Dickerson CEO ClickDimensions
Todd Ellis Principal & Mid-South Hub Advisory Market Leader KPMG
Andrew W. Evans Executive Vice President & CFO (Retired) Southern Company
Fran Forehand Senior Vice President, Transmission Georgia Power
Nick Franz Partner Ernst & Young LLP
Jerry Gahlhoff President & CEO Rollins, Inc.
Kathleen Goddard Community Leader Atlanta
Robert Holder Chief Executive Officer Holder Properties
Carli Huband National Specialty Tax Partner Aprio
Dr. Duane Jackson Professor of Psychology/Associate Chair, Department of Psychology Morehouse College
Sonji Jacobs Managing Partner Incisive
E. Jewelle Johnson VP, Assistant General Counsel and Chief Labor and Employment Counsel Graphic Packaging International
Lisa Laube President (Retired) Floor & Decor
Nathan Lewis President and CEO Security Capital Brokerage, Inc.
Kim Lyman AVP, Information Technology Norfolk Southern
Suzanne Mitchell CEO SynergyGPS, LLC
David Moody President and CEO Moody Construction
William Nemetz Executive Vice President, PFS Investments Primerica, Inc.
Sunny Park  President  Global Sun Investments, Inc. 
Mary Clancy Peak Director of Organizational Agility Chick-fil-A
Vijay Pinto Managing Director  Deloitte
Deepak Raghavan Co-Founder/Lecturer, Astronomy Manhattan Associates/Georgia State University
Caroline Reddington Head of Treasury Cadence Bank
DeRetta Cole Rhodes, PhD EVP, Chief Culture Officer Atlanta Braves
Mark Roberts Chairman Bentley Holdings
Gigi Rouland Community Leader Atlanta
Sarah Greenberg Sachs VP, Marketing, Growth Strategy & Innovation The Coca-Cola Company
Matthew Simon-Schumann Community Leader Atlanta
R. Scott Taylor, Jr. President and CEO Carter & Associates
Tim Wilkerson Senior VP, Home Services The Home Depot