DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Denver Zoo, Colorado’s most visited cultural destination and a leader in animal welfare and conservation, has launched a search for its next president & chief executive officer. The position calls for a senior executive who is passionate about the Zoo’s mission of securing a better world for animals through human understanding, and will serve as a civic and cultural leader in the Denver region. The president & CEO will also play an important role in the nation’s professional zoological community, and act as an advocate for wildlife worldwide.
The search gets underway as Interim President & CEO Denny O’Malley completes his year of transitional leadership in June. The Governing Board will search for an experienced senior executive to develop and execute a strategy for the future; continue to elevate the Zoo’s regional, national and global profile; and ensure funding sources match its ambitions and substantial potential. Candidates who have served as a non-profit executive reporting to a board are strongly preferred, and a background in zoos, conservation, or science-based cultural leadership would be a distinct asset.
“Our next president and CEO will be instrumental in the Zoo’s continued success as we strive to uphold our position as a world-class cultural and conservation organization,” said Sherri Koelbel, Chair of the Denver Zoological Foundation. “We look forward to finding an inspirational, mission-driven leader who will provide vision and guidance, and serve as a strong representative for the Zoo and wildlife conservation for many years to come.”
Denver Zoo has retained Isaacson, Miller, a leading national executive search firm, to assist with this important search. A full description of the position and links to submit applications or nominations can be found at IMSearch.com. Applications are requested by May 4, 2018.
About Denver Zoo
Home to 3,700 animals, representing more than 600 species, Denver Zoo is committed to species conservation by bringing science education to life and providing extraordinary experiences that foster human and animal connections. It is the most visited cultural destination in Colorado, serving more than 2 million people per year. Located in Denver’s City Park, the Zoo is a nonprofit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which assures the highest standards of animal care. With the mission to secure a better world for animals through human understanding, Denver Zoo commits more than $2 million annually to field conservation for programs around the world.