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Key Leaders of San Diego Zoo Global

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Douglas G. Myers
President/CEO, San Diego Zoo Global

Mr. Myers serves as the executive leader for San Diego Zoo Global. In this role he is responsible for setting policy and maintaining the organization’s role as a leader in conservation and animal care.

Shawn Dixon
Chief Operating Officer, San Diego Zoo Global

As Chief Operating Officer of San Diego Zoo Global, Mr. Dixon serves with the President/CEO in overseeing all aspects of San Diego Zoo Global.

Paula Brock
Chief Financial Officer, San Diego Zoo Global

As Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Brock oversees the financial management of the organization.

Dwight Scott
Director, San Diego Zoo

As Director of the San Diego Zoo, Mr. Scott is responsible for the overall operation of the 100-acre zoo, which is located in Balboa Park just north of downtown San Diego.  He oversees daily operations of all departments, including admission, transportation, education, food service, retail, facilities, animal care, veterinary services, horticulture, special events, and construction and maintenance.

Lisa Peterson
Director, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

As Director of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Ms. Peterson is responsible for the overall operation of this 1,800-acre wildlife preserve located near Escondido. She oversees the administration of all departments and operations, construction and maintenance, animal services, veterinary services, horticulture, and special events. 

Allison Alberts, Ph.D.
Chief Conservation and Research Officer, San Diego Zoo Global

Dr. Alberts serves as the San Diego Zoo Global chief conservation and research officer, directing a staff of more than 200 experts dedicated to conservation science. She is responsible for the ongoing conservation science activities at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, and at field sites in 35 countries around the world.

Robert J. Wiese, Ph.D.
Chief Life Sciences Officer, San Diego Zoo Global

Dr. Wiese serves San Diego Zoo Global as the chief life sciences officer. In this role he is responsible for a variety of administrative, operational, and budgetary activities involving management of the organization's entire animal and plant collection.

Nadine Lamberski, DVM, DACZM, DECZM (ZHM)
Chief Animal Health Officer, San Diego Zoo Global

Dr. Lamberski serves San Diego Zoo Global as Chief Animal Health Officer, overseeing the departments of Veterinary Services and Nutritional Services for both the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. In her role, Dr. Lamberski supervises a staff of veterinarians, nutritionists, technicians, and hospital keepers seeing to the health and well being of over 7,000 animals.

Ted Molter
Chief Marketing Officer, San Diego Zoo Global

Mr. Molter is the Chief Marketing Officer for San Diego Zoo Global, responsible for public relations, creative services, advertising and design, website, publications, interpretation, sales, licensing and partnership marketing activities that support the World-Famous San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.

Mervyn Govender
Chief Information Officer, San Diego Zoo Global

As Chief Information Officer, Mr. Govender is responsible for directing all facets of the organization’s information and communications systems as well as providing strategic direction for deploying new and emerging technologies.

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