ZOO CLOSURE NOTICE: Due to our annual Zoo To Do fundraiser event, the Wilds of Africa (including Giants of the Savanna) will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 4. Zoo North will be open to guests. Because of the closure, Zoo admission on Saturday, Nov. 4 will be just $5. We're so sorry for an inconvenience!
About Us :: Board of Directors

Board of Directors




Joan Walne, Chair
Civic Volunteer
Spacer30px Gregg Hudson*
President and CEO
Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park
G. Michael (Mike) Gruber, Immediate Past Chairman
Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank, LLP
  Gayla Von Ehr, Vice Chair and Secretary
Civic Volunteer
Diane Brierley, Vice Chair
Civic Volunteer
  Lois Finkelman, Vice Chair
Civic Volunteer
Stephen B. L. (Steve) Penrose, Treasurer
Civic Volunteer
  Darrel A. Rice, General Counsel
Haynes and Boone, LLP

Kevin R. Hanrahan, Chair Elect
Optimus Recruiting, LLC




William J. (Bill) Alcorn
Civic Volunteer
Retired from JCPenney

Thomas F. Allen, Jr.
Jones Day

Jennifer Burr Altabef
Civic Volunteer

Nicole Anderson
Executive Director of Philanthropy

William (Lane) Britain
Managing Director
PetroCap, Inc.

Peyton Cook
Associate Vice President, Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley

Emily Corrigan
Community Volunteer

Barbara Daseke
Barbara Elliott Interiors

Holly Bock Deason
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Jesus H. Delgado-Jenkins
Executive Vice President & Chief Merchandising Officer

Karen Drayer
Civic Volunteer

Steven H. (Steve) Durham
Americas Strategic Holdings, LLC
Durham Family Foundation

Scott Ellington
Partner, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Highland Capital Management

Ruben E. Esquivel
Vice President, Community and Corporate Relations
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Martha D. Fordyce
Managing Director, Hermès Dallas
Hermès of Paris, Inc.

Denise Zook Glazer
Civic Volunteer

Kara Goss
Civic Volunteer

Nevin Grinnell
Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer
Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Angela Y. Guillory
Vice President – Customer & Market Operations

Cindy M. Gummer
The Enchanted Galleries

Richard O. (Rick) Kopf
Founding Shareholder
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.

John I. Levy
Co-President and Co-CEO
NCH Corporation

Veronica S. Lewis
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

Steven Mackenzie
Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Products Manager
Bank of America

Gerald (Jerry) Miller
Partner, Assurance

Blanche E. (Chelen) Moore*
Vice President – Operations
The Grayson Group, Inc.

Dawn Enoch Moore
President and CEO
Allegiance Title Company

Jesse Moreno*
Vice President
Dallas Park & Recreation Board

Ruth O’Donnell Mutch
Civic Volunteer

Douglas E. (Doug) Rabe
Vice President, Taxation
Tenet Healthcare Corporation

M. Brad Rejebian
DFW Area President
Mutual of Omaha Bank

Rodolfo (Rudy) Rodriguez, Jr.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
CEC Entertainment, Inc.

Lynn Rupp*
Dallas Zoo Docents

Justin A. Shipley
Jackson Walker, LLP

Thomas H. (Tommy) Stewart
Connell Construction Company

Patty Stone
Civic Volunteer

Ann Stuart, Ph.D.
Civic Volunteer

Mark S. Walsh
Senior Vice President
Westwood Trust

Gary Wojtaszek
President and Chief Executive Officer

Carter Wood
McKinsey & Company

Lauren Stewart*
Junior League of Dallas

* Ex officio non-voting member