Zoo Foundation Board

Zoo Foundation Board Meetings – New Schedule

Foundation Board meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the even months at 6 p.m.  All meetings are held in the Gheens Room unless notified otherwise.

December 2017 change:
This month’s meeting will take place Dec. 5, due to winter holiday season.

Current Active Members

Cleo Battle, Executive Vice President, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mark L. Brown, President & CEO, Buffalo Trace Distillery

Wendy Dant Chesser, President & CEO, 1Southern IN

Natalie Houston Daniels, M.D.Bella Pelle Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center

Mike Dunleavy Jr., Vice President, Director of Global Communication, Brown-Forman Corporation

R. Wayne Estopinal, Owner, TEG Architects

Larry Florman, M.D., Physician, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville

Sandra Frazier, (Chair), CEO and Managing Member, Tandem Public Relations LLC

Shelisa Gautreaux, Senior Director YUM! Talent Team, YUM! Brands Inc

Thomas Halbleib (General Counsel), Attorney, Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Heidi Hulon, DVM, Senior Veterinary Technical Consultant, Elanco Animal Health

Deborah KingSenior Vice President, King Southern Bank

Mark Loyd, Attorney, Bingham Greenebaum, Doll LLP

Neil MacDonald, CEO/President, Independent II, LLC

Edgardo Mansilla, Executive Director, Americana Community Center, Inc. and Professor, University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work

Darryl K. Metzger (Past Chair)Senior Vice-President – Financial Consultant, Hilliard-Lyons

Becky Phillips (Treasurer)Partner, Not-for-Profit Services Director, MCM. LLP

Steven Phillips, Director, Compliance & Ethics, LG&E and KU Energy LLC.

Stephanie Shea, Vice President of Airline Security, UPS Airlines

Bob Smith, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Papa John’s

Sheryl Snyder (Vice Chair), Attorney, Frost Brown Todd LLC

William Summers IV, Retired Deputy Mayor, Metro Louisville  

Sunil Thirkannad, M.D.Surgeon, Kleinert-Kutz

Jessica Thompson, Owner, White Clay

Pattie Dale Tye, Enterprise Vice President, Humana

Jan West, Attorney, Goldberg Simpson, LLC

Mark F. WheelerPresident, Central Bank of Jefferson County

Ex-Officio Members

Patrick Mulvihill, Councilman (District 10), Louisville Metro Council

Maury J. Buchart, Buchart & Associates

John Parker Lyons, President, Louisville Zoo Youth Board

Yvette Gentry, Chief of Community Building, Louisville Metro Government

Doug Shaw, Past Chairman