Doug Piekarz
Doug Piekarz
President & CEO
Linda Criss
Linda Criss
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Pam Holtz
Pam Holtz
Senior Vice President & Chief External Affairs Officer
Mellissa Reed
Mellissa Reed
Senior Vice President & Chief Business Officer
Michelle Vectirelis
Michelle Vectirelis
VP of People & Culture
Dr. Vince Jeffries
Dr. Vince Jeffries
VP of Communications & Education
Vice President of Life Sciences
Bob Lessnau
VP of Life Sciences

Akron Zoo Board of Directors

  • Chair: Michele Santana
  • Immediate Past Chair: Jim Snider
  • Vice-Chair: John Slagter and Eddie Taylor
  • Treasurer: Sophia Veillette
  • Secretary: Eren Demiray

Board members