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Kathy Zeigler, P.E.

Program Manager of the Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine

Kathy’s background is in environmental compliance and remediation. After two years of providing volunteer services, she joined the Institute for Conservation Medicine (ICM) in March 2019 as the Program Manager. Kathy manages the compliance and permitting aspects of ICM conservation projects, student internships, as well as budgets and other financial matters. As Program Manager, Kathy manages the various day-to-day operations of the ICM.

Prior to working at the Zoo, Kathy worked for Medtronic (formerly Covidien, Tyco, Mallinckrodt) for almost 30 years. As a remediation project manager, Kathy managed investigations and clean up plans for large remediation sites across the U.S., working collaboratively with regulatory agencies, other companies, and local communities to develop solutions that met all stakeholder needs. These solutions took a One Health approach to remediation since ecological and human health risk assessments are critical components of remedy development.


Professional Engineer (P.E.) – Licensed in Missouri
MBA – Management Emphasis, Webster University
B.S. – Chemical Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Areas of Expertise

Project management
Environmental remediation
Regulatory compliance
Contractor management