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Zoos, Aquariums, and Botanical Gardens Executive Search Clients

Zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens are not just repositories of flora and fauna. They play an important role in environmental sustainability, in preserving animal species and in developing life-saving drugs through botanical research. The professionals that lead these organizations are specialists in their respective fields, but more importantly, they have the leadership skills to transform their institutions into organizations that “change the world.” Whether it is endangered species, marine mammals or climate change that is changing the nature of horticulture, the leaders of these institutions play an integral role in creating a better world. James Abruzzo and his team understand what it takes to lead these organizations and have played a key role in assisting their boards finding and keeping leaders.

Adventure Aquarium
Vice President

Akron Zoo
President

Association of Zoos and Aquariums
President

Atlanta Botanical Garden
General Manager, Operations

Audubon Nature Institute

Vice President and Managing Director, Zoo and Park

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Chief Operating Officer

Detroit Zoo
Consulting

Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary
General Manager;

Consulting

John G. Shedd Aquarium
President

Memphis Zoo
President and CEO

Missouri Botanical Garden
Deputy Director and COO;

Consulting

Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration
Senior Vice President, Operations;

Curator

Naples Zoo and Caribbean Botanical Gardens
Chief Executive Officer

National Aquarium in Baltimore
President;

CFO

Oklahoma City Zoo
Executive Director

Oregon Zoo
Director

Philadelphia Zoo
Vice President, Development

Roger Williams Park Zoo
President

San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium
President

St. Louis Zoo
President

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