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Zoo Atlanta Board of Directors welcomes six new leaders

The Zoo Atlanta Board of Directors welcomed six new civic and business leaders with terms beginning on January 1, 2022. New members are Ozzie Areu, Founder & CEO, Areu Brothers Studios; Fran Forehand, Executive Vice President of Power Delivery, Georgia Power; Jerry Gahlhoff, President and Chief Operating Officer, Rollins, Inc.; Robert Holder, Vice President, Holder Properties; David Moody, President and CEO, Moody Construction; and Amol Naik, Vice President of Public Policy & Government Affairs, Tucows. The six were elected for three-year terms effective through December 31, 2025.

“We are honored and excited to welcome this outstanding group of leaders to the Zoo Atlanta Board of Directors,” said Raymond B. King, President and CEO of Zoo Atlanta. “Their proven leadership, insights, talents, and deep support of Zoo Atlanta’s mission will be valuable assets as we look forward to an exciting next few years.”

Chaired by Scott Taylor, President and CEO of Carter, the Zoo’s 2022 Board of Directors is composed of 33 members and includes some of metro Atlanta’s most influential corporate executives, community influencers and philanthropic leaders.


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About Zoo Atlanta
A proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the gold standard for animal care and welfare, Zoo Atlanta has a mission to save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education, and engaging experiences. The Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world, many of them endangered or critically endangered. Highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Recent transformations include the all-new African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, warthogs, meerkats, and rhinos; Savanna Hall, a state-of-the-art special event destination in the newly restored historic former home of the Atlanta Cyclorama; and the new Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Plaza. For more information, visit

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