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Zoological Society of Milwaukee Launches National Search for New CEO / President

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Zoological Society of Milwaukee Launches National Search for New CEO / President
Dr. Robert “Bert” Davis to leave Zoological Society to pursue new opportunities

 MILWAUKEE (Dec. 16, 2015) – Earlier today, Dr. Robert “Bert” Davis announced his plans to resign as President & CEO of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee (Society), effective at the end of the year, to pursue other leadership opportunities.

 “We are so grateful to Bert for his service and leadership over the past decade,” said Caroline Krider, Chairperson of the Society’s Board of Directors. “He has been such a positive person for our organization and within our community and we wish him all the best as he begins the next phase in his career.”

The organization will be launching a national search for his replacement, led by the Board of Directors.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Zoological Society,” said Dr. Davis. “It has been a pleasure to work with such an incredible team of people at the Society, at the Zoo and throughout the greater Milwaukee community. I am very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish together.”

The Zoological Society is a community leader with its award-winning education programs. Among zoos and aquariums, the public/private partnership is highly regarded. The Society’s Bonobo & Congo Biodiversity Initiative (BCBI) is one the leading programs in protecting wild populations of bonobos (endangered great ape) and forest elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“The future has never been brighter at the Zoological Society,” said Krider. “We are proud of the fact that we are raising record funds to support our Zoo and broaden our outreach in the community. We look forward to continuing that work in the years ahead.”

About the Zoological Society
The mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee is to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo. For more information, visit www.zoosociety.org.

For more information, call: Stacy Vogel Davis at 414-258-2333 ext. 210 - December 16, 2015