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Sabarras George

Sabarras George assumed the role of Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Park Director on February 5, 2024.

George has over 25 years of executive leadership and operations experience. For nearly six years, George worked at the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS). He served as the Vice President of Operations and Facilities and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that role, George was the Deputy Chief Operating Officer. In his time at DZS, he oversaw all internal operations at the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center, including multi-site facilities management, security, marketing, retail, grounds and construction on 125 acres.

Before joining DZS, George resided in Lansing, Michigan, working for Sparrow Health System as the Vice President of Guest Services & Operations and as the Executive Director of Strategic Health & Wellness before that. George also served as the Executive Director of Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club.

George received his bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership and change management from Colorado State University.

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