MILWAUKEE, WI, – The Zoological Society of Milwaukee is proud to announce Beth Fetterley Heller is joining the team as the new Vice President of Programs. Heller comes to the Society after successfully serving as the Senior Director of Education and Strategic Planning at the Urban Ecology Center. Starting in April, she will lead the Society’s conservation, education and volunteer programs.

Heller is an award-winning nonprofit leader who has been recognized for her leadership skills and subject-matter expertise in ecology and education. She played a critical role in growing the Urban Ecology Center to what it is today. Her position evolved significantly over the past two decades and included strategic planning, operations, staff management and community engagement. “We are excited to have Beth join our team,” says Jodi Gibson, Zoological Society President and CEO. “After a nationwide search, her impressive work and background in education and the natural world stood out as a perfect fit for our organization and our vision for the future.”

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s educational programs on average reach more than 250,000 individuals each year. Through innovative camps and classes, school programs and programs for youth in underserved communities, the Society inspires and empowers all members of our community to take conservation action. “I am drawn to the conversation mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee,” says Heller. “I look forward to leading a team whose programs can change participant’s understanding and perspectives related to wildlife, conservation and care for nature.”

Heller received her BA in biology and education from Lawrence University and her MBA from UW-Milwaukee. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee as well as the UW-Milwaukee Alumni Association along with other activities.

About the Zoological Society of Milwaukee

 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, call:
Katie Krecklow, (414) 258 – 2333
March 3, 2021