Date and Time
Tuesday Sep 28, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
BUSINESS SPEAKER INFORMATION:
SPEAKER: Doug Piekarz, President and CEO
TOPIC: “On a Mission to Make an Impact”
Doug Piekarz became president & CEO in 2015. Prior to taking the lead role at the zoo, Doug was the vice president of planning and conservation programs. Doug has over 26 years in the zoo profession, specializing in the areas of strategic and master planning, animal and facility operations, exhibit development, and green practices. Doug joined that Akron Zoo in 1998 as the general curator and has held several positions at the Akron Zoo. Before coming to the Akron Zoo, Doug was a senior wild animal keeper and area supervisor at the Bronx Zoo in New York.
Doug is very passionate about conservation and building value for wildlife and wild places through connecting people to nature. Doug has been actively involved in a number of field conservation programs and sustainability programs.
Besides his involvement at the national level, Doug is involved at the local level with several organizations or initiatives. A few of these include:
- Leadership Akron, Class 24, Alumni
- Summit of Sustainability Awards Committee
- Green Energy Ohio
- Entrepreneurs for Sustainability
IN PERSON LUNCHEON and NETWORKING: $15.00 per person (includes lunch)
Menu selection will be provided after registration
Social distancing and CDC guidelines will be in place for the event. Capacity is will be limited.
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