Riverbanks Zoo Announces New President and CEO

Source: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden


Riverbanks Zoo and Garden has a new head honcho.

The zoo announced Thomas Stringfellow as its’ new president and CEO on Tuesday.

Stringfellow previously served as the interim president and CEO after Palmer Krantz III retired back in June.

“Tommy brings extensive knowledge and experience to this vital role with more than 25 years combined in the zoo and attractions industries,” said Mary Howard, chair of Riverbanks Park Commission. “Tommy has demonstrated effective, visionary leadership throughout his tenure at Riverbanks. His proven track record and dedication to the Zoo will ensure Riverbanks’ continued growth, financial success and leadership in the field of conservation.”

Thomas Stringfellow started his career at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in 2002 as the director of marketing. He was later promoted to chief operating officer in 2011.

“I am exceedingly grateful for this opportunity and especially proud to lead Riverbanks as president and CEO,” said Stringfellow. “The Zoo employs a knowledgeable, driven and dedicated staff each of whom I’m excited to journey with as we build upon Riverbanks’ past successes and continue to grow the Zoo as a global leader in conservation, education, science and recreation.”

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