The Zoological Society of Milwaukee is led by Jodi Gibson, president and CEO since 2016. Like many people who grew up in Milwaukee, Gibson has fond memories of attending the Milwaukee County Zoo as a child. As an adult, she recognizes the Zoo is not only an amazing conservation and educational institution, but it is also an important cultural attraction that contributes to the economic vitality of Milwaukee, making our community a great place to live, work and play.
Gibson has a unique background having held senior leadership positions in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. She has served as the Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at two global Fortune-200 companies and led fundraising activities at the country’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity.
Gibson and the leadership team at the Zoological Society oversee about 50 full-time employees and about 40 interns and part-time employees.