The Saint Louis Zoo Organization
Here you will learn about the Saint Louis Zoo governance, the Zoological Park Commission and the Zoo Association — along with our esteemed executive staff that are dedicated to our beloved Zoo.
The Saint Louis Zoo is legally classified as a tax-supported political subdistrict of the State of Missouri. Essentially, the Zoo is a government agency and has restrictions on how it raises and spends money. The Zoo also has a nonprofit partner, the Saint Louis Zoo Association, dedicated to raising funds in support of the Zoo's mission.
Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District
The Zoo Museum District (ZMD) to represents the taxpayers of the District in the careful oversight of the financial affairs of the Subdistricts: Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Science Center, and Saint Louis Zoo.
Saint Louis Zoological Park Subdistrict Commission
The Missouri State Legislature established the Zoo Subdistrict Commission, a subdistrict of the ZMD, as the Zoo's governing authority. Five members of the Commission reside in the City and five members reside in the County. The Commission has the fiduciary and management responsibility for the well-being of the Zoo.
Saint Louis Zoo Association
The Association is a private nonprofit organization whose volunteer board is made up of business and community leaders. They work with the Zoo to provide leadership for fundraising, and they support conservation education, programming, facilities, government relations and special events.
The Board of Directors
Saint Louis Zoo Executive Staff
Dana Brown President & CEO
Michael Macek, MBA
Saint Louis Zoo Director
Jo-Elle Mogerman, Ph.D.
Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Park Director
Regina Mossotti, MS
Vice President of Animal Care
Cassandra J. Brown Ray, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Dustin Deschamp, JD
Vice President of Internal Relations and General Counsel
David F. McGuire, AIA
William Bernoudy Vice President of Architecture and Planning
Vice President of Business Operations
Director of Facilities Management
Rory James, MPH
Director of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility & Inclusion
Kirby Meyer, MA
Director of Marketing
Billy Brennan, MA
Director of Public Relations & Government Affairs
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