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KNOXVILLE ZOO
Knoxville Zoo Web Site
Knoxville Zoological Gardens, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation chartered by the state of Tennessee and contracted by the city of Knoxville to manage the operations of Knoxville Zoo. The board meets six times each year and approves the annual budget at the December meeting.

The mission of Knoxville Zoological Gardens is to celebrate the wonders of the natural world. Through education, conservation, exhibition, research, and recreation, the zoo will tell the stories of the animals, the plants, and the people who make up the communities of the earth. The zoo will help develop positive attitudes and actions about nature and about conservation as a local and a global issue. Further, the vision is to provide world-class experiences that showcase regional and global resources of the natural world and serve as a magnet for East Tennessee.

Appointment of Board Members

A 22-member board of directors includes appointments from the City of Knoxville, representation from Knox County Commission, and the community at-large. Non-appointed board members can serve two consecutive three-year terms. Vacant board positions are chosen by a board nominating committee and voted on in December.

Meetings Schedule
Board meets every other month starting in February on the third Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Zoo.
Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board
Tim Williams
21st Mortgage Corporation
620 Market Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Term: 2012-2014

Secretary/Treasurer
Sharon Miller Pryse
The Trust Company of Knoxville
4823 Old Kingston Pike, Suite 100
Knoxville, TN 37902
Term: 2013-2015

BOARD MEMBERS

Randy Boyd
Radio Systems Corporation
10427 PetSafe Way
Knoxville, TN 37932
Term: 2013-2015

Daniel Brown
Knoxville City Councilman - Sixth District
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37909
Ex-Officio

Chris Caldwell
Finance Director
Knox County Tennessee
Department of Finance
Suite 630, City County Building
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Term: 2013-2015

H. Pete Claussen
Chairman and CEO
Gulf & Ohio Railway
P.O. Box 2408
Knoxville, TN 37901-2408
Term: 2012-2014

Chelly Clayton
1630 Westland Lakes Way
Knoxville, TN 37922
Term: 2013-2015

David Collins
Vice President
McCarty Holsaple McCarty, Inc.
550 West Main Street, Suite 300
Knoxville, TN 37902
Term: 2012-2014

Joan Cronan
Consultant & Advisor to the Chancellor
University of Tennessee
207 Thompson-Boling Arena
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way
Knoxville, TN 37996
Term: 2013-2015

Joe Fielden
J A Fielden
530 West 5th Avenue, Suite B
Knoxville, TN 37919
Term: 2012-2014

Sam Furrow
Furrow Services
P.O. Box 32676
Knoxville, TN 37930-2676
Honorary

Greg Isaacs
The Isaacs Law Firm
P.O. Box 2448
Knoxville, TN 37901
Term: 2013-2015

 

 

 

Bavy Lopez
Partner
Capital Financial Group, LCC
8320 E. Walker Springs Lane, Suite 100
Knoxville, TN 37923
Term: 2013-2015

Greg Mackay
Director of Public Assembly Facilities
City of Knoxville
P.O. Box 14182
Knoxville, TN 37914
Ex-Officio

Edward Mannis, C.E.D.
President
Prestige Cleaners
7536 Taggart Lane
Knoxville, TN 37938-8996
Ex-Officio

Dugan McLaughlin
The McLaughlin Group
Private Wealth Advisors
800 South Gay Street, Suite 2200
Knoxville, TN 37929
Term: 2012-2014

David Moon
Moon Capital Management
2103 Riverview Tower
900 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Term: 2012-2014

Brenda Palmer
Knoxville City Councilwoman, 3rd District
7816 Ellisville Lane
Knoxville, TN 37909
Elected

Mintha Roach
President and CEO
Knoxville Utilities Board
P.O. Box 59017
Knoxville, TN 37950-9017
Term: 2011-2013

Patrick Roddy
Chief Operating Officer
A C Entertainment
507 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Honorary

Patrick Schaad
Executive Officer
Schaad Companies
150 Major Reynolds Place
Knoxville, TN 37919
Term: 2011-2013

Dr. Jim Thompson
Dean, UT College of Veterinary Medicine
2407 River Drive
Room A102
Knoxville, TN 37996-4550
Ex-Officio

Tracy Thompson
People's Bank
419 Erin Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919-6206
Term: 2012-2014

Jim York, Director
Finance Department
City of Knoxville
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901
Ex-Officio

 

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