Leadership & Board

2019 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
Hayley Murphy, DVM Deputy Director
Zoe Nieminen Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer
Russell Jacobs Chief Financial Officer
Richard Hezlep Senior Director of Marketing
Michelle Kolar Vice President of Education
Jennifer Mickelberg Senior Director of Collections and Conservation
Shawn Whitman Vice President of Membership and Guest Experience
Tomson Karivelil Senior Director of Technology
Eric Hall  Vice President of Facilities


Board Members
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
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
Mike Dickerson CEO ClickDimensions
Andrew W. Evans 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
Matt Gove Chief Consumer Officer Piedmont Healthcare
Dr. Duane Jackson Professor of Psychology Morehouse College
Sonji Jacobs Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications Cox Enterprises
Beth Kytle Chandler Vice President J.P. Morgan Securities
Lisa Laube EVP and Chief Merchandising Officer Floor & Decor
Allegra Lawrence-Hardy Partner Lawrence & Bundy LLC
Nathan Lewis President and CEO Security Capital Brokerage, Inc.
Benna Logan  Manager of Global Community Development  Ford Motor Company
Art Martinez Senior Vice President Southeast Region Outfront Media, Inc.
Richard McPhail Senior Vice President, Finance The Home Depot
Eddie Meyers Regional President PNC Bank, Georgia
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
Michael Paul Executive Compensation Director UPS
Niv Persaud Managing Director and Founder Transition Planning & Guidance, LLC
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  Community Leader Atlanta
R. Scott Taylor, Jr. President and CEO Carter & Associates


Leadership Council
Jorge Bazan Principal/Director of Design Flux Architecture
Eddy Benoit President and CEO The Benoit Group
Rebecca Bily Senior Marketing Administrator Wilmington Trust
Celeste Bottorff VP (Retired) The Coca-Cola Company
David Calhoun Partner Morris, Manning & Martin
Dan Campbell Partner MSouth Equity
Thomas Carroll Head of Division Wealth Management SunTrust Bank
Jennifer Castanet SVP, Sr. Marketing Manager, Wealth & Asset Management Fifth Third Bank
Randy Dalbey Partner Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever
Walt Davis  Partner Jones Day 
Sandra Edwards Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor Merrill Lynch 
John Ethridge Partner Smith, Gambrell & Russell
Tara Flickinger Vice President ON Partners
Michele Garren Community Leader Atlanta
James Garvie VP of Compensation, Benefits and HR Operations Southern Company
Steve Goodman Managing Partner Meeting Advice
Jodie Guest PhD, MPH, Professor Rollins School of Public Health and School of Medicine, Emory University
Josh Gunnemann Partner Rogers & Hardin, LLP
Jeff Hilimire CEO and Founder  Dragon Army
Elizabeth Hood Senior Vice President Callan Associates
Steve Hughes Senior Vice President (Retired) CBRE Group, Inc. 
Nancy Hunter Community Leader Atlanta
Janin Hutcheson Pilot Southwest Airlines
Candace Johnson Community Leader Atlanta
Michelle Jones EVP, Chief Business and Development Officer ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions
Justin King Partner King & Spalding 
Jose Martinez Executive Director – Tax EY
David Mathews Executive Vice President and Principal Pritchard & Jerden
Carli McDonald Partner-in-Charge, R&D Tax Credits Aprio
Peter McGaffigan SVP, Senior Investment Strategist Wells Fargo
Michelle Merrill Associate Broker/Owner and Trainer Berkshire Hathaway Georgia Properties/Laughing Dog Farm
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 Operator Support, Organizational Planning and Project Management Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Brent Reid President and CEO Winter Construction
Andy Roberts Senior Vice President  Cresa
Dana Sample General Manager, Enterprise Notification System 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
Moira Vetter Founder & CEO Modo Modo Agency
Adam Walker Co-Founder and Managing Partner Sideways8 Interactive
Don Wilson Partner and Chief Investment Officer Brightworth