Leadership & Board

2017 Zoo Atlanta Senior Leadership, Board of Directors and Leadership Council

Raymond B. King President & Chief Executive Officer
Cary S. Burgess Senior Vice President of Operations, Guest Services & Community Affairs
Marci Creath Vice President of Human Resources
Tracy Lott Vice President of Marketing and Membership
Hayley Murphy, DVM Vice President of Animal Divisions
Zoe Nieminen Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer
Pam Taylor Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Financial Officer
Kathy Williams Chief Quality Officer
Richard Hezlep Senior Director of Creative Services
Michelle Kolar Vice President of Education
Jennifer Mickelberg Senior Director of Collections and Conservation
Shawn Whitman Senior Director of Membership and Guest Experience
Tomson Karevelil Senior Director of Technology


Board Members
Eddy Benoit, Jr. President & CEO The Benoit Group
Paul Brown Chief Executive Officer Arby’s Restaurant Group
Bill Cary Chief Investment Officer Georgia Division of Investment Services
James Cheeks Owner RedBrick Homes & Development
Pedro Cherry EVP, Customer Service and Operations Georgia Power
Robert J. Cortelyou Senior Vice President, Network Planning Delta Air Lines
Tye Darland Senior Vice President, General Counsel Georgia-Pacific
Cindy Davis Shareholder Greenberg Traurig
Bert Ellis Chairman and CEO Ellis Communications
Andrew W. Evans President & Chief Executive Officer Southern Company Gas
Nick Franz Partner Ernst & Young LLP
Ron Frieson President, Foundation and External Affairs Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Kathleen Goddard Community Leader Atlanta
Matt Gove Chief Marketing Officer and SVP Piedmont Healthcare
William Hill Partner Polsinelli
Dr. Duane Jackson Professor of Psychology Morehouse College
Sonji Jacobs Senior Director, Corporate Affairs Cox Enterprises
David Kim CEO and Founder C2 Education Centers
Beth Kytle Chandler Vice President J.P. Morgan Securities
Allegra Lawrence-Hardy Partner Lawrence & Bundy LLC
Nathan Lewis President and CEO Security Capital Brokerage, Inc.
Art Martinez Senior Vice President Southeast Region Outfront Media, Inc.
Richard McPhail Senior Vice President, Finance The Home Depot
Katie Miller Vice President, Sports and Entertainment Marketing  The Coca-Cola Company
William Nemetz Executive Vice President, PFS Investments Primerica, Inc.
McKee Nunnally CEO Nunnally Company
Niv Persaud Managing Director and Founder Transition Planning & Guidance, LLC
Erica Qualls-Battey General Manager Atlanta Marriott Marquis
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
Mark Street Marketing Representation Manager, Southeast Market Ford Motor Company
R. Scott Taylor, Jr. President and CEO Carter & Associates
Justine Turpin Vice President Global Compensation and Benefits UPS
Stephanie Vettese Director  Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
Larry Westbrook Community Leader, Retired Executive  Atlanta


Leadership Council
Glenn Austin SVP (Retired) Fannie Mae
Jorge Bazan Principal/Director of Design Flux Architecture
Rebecca Bily Senior Marketing Administrator Wilmington Trust
Celeste Bottorff VP (Retired) The Coca-Cola Company
Ginny Brewer Community Leader Atlanta
David Calhoun Partner Morris, Manning & Martin
Dan Campbell CEO Hire Dynamics
Thomas Carroll Head of Division Wealth Management SunTrust Bank
Jennifer Castanet SVP, Regional Marketing and Communications Fifth Third Bank, Georgia
Randy Dalbey Partner Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever
Michael Dickerson CEO ClickDimensions
Jocelyn Dorsey Director, Editorials and Public Affairs WSB-TV
Ed Eschleman Chief Financial Officer Southern Ground
John Ethridge Partner Smith, Gambrell & Russell
Michele Garren Community Leader Atlanta
James Garvie VP of Compensation, Benefits and HR Operations Southern Company
Kristen Gibbs Community Leader Atlanta
Steve Goodman Managing Partner Meeting Advice
Josh Gunnemann Partner Rogers & Hardin, LLP
Burch Hanson Community Leader Atlanta
Scott Harrison VP, Platform Leadership The Coca-Cola Company
Gary Hickman Senior VP, Tax and Risk Management Oldcastle, Inc.
Steve Hughes Senior Vice President (Retired) CBRE Group, Inc.
Janin Hutcheson Pilot Southwest Airlines
Candace Johnson Community Leader Atlanta
Michelle Jones EVP, Chief Business and Development Officer ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions
Jim Kerr EVP, Gen Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer Southern Company
Jose Martinez Executive Director – Tax EY
David Mathews Principal Pritchard & Jerden
David McElroy Director Virtus Investment Partners
Peter McGaffigan SVP, Senior Investment Strategist Wells Fargo
Ward Morse SVP, Employee Benefit Practice Willis Towers Watson
John O’Neill Senior Managing Principal Cushman & Wakefield
Whitney Ott Partner Jackson Spalding
Bharath Parthasarathy Deputy General Counsel,  Legal Affairs Georgia State University
Mary Clancy Peak Director, In-Restaurant Communications Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Derek Porter President Blue Ridge Ventures
Chip Presten Partner Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
Brent Reid President and CEO Winter Construction
Dana Sample General Manager, Enterprise Notification System Delta Air Lines
Marc Schneidau COO and Client Portfolio Manager Silvant Capital Management
Kim Seals Managing Director Golden Seeds
Charlie Sharbaugh Partner Carlton Fields
Emily Sharbaugh Asset Manager Greystone & Co
Matthew Simon Community Leader Atlanta
Holly Sims SVP, Commercial Banking Brand Bank
Moira Vetter Founder & CEO Modo Modo Agency
Adam Walker Co-Founder and Managing Partner Sideways8 Interactive
Don Wilson Partner and Chief Investment Officer Brightworth