(Omaha, NE) -- Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium names Dr. Luis Padilla as their next president and CEO.
"I am extremely excited and humbled to lead the amazing Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and its talented team," says Dr. Padilla in a press release. "I look forward to serving the Zoo and the Omaha community, while continuing the legacy of being one of the top zoos in the world."
Dr. Luis Padilla is currently the Vice President of Animal Collections for the Saint Louis Zoo.
"Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is a globally recognized leader that is proudly beloved by its local community. To lead this organization, and to inspire, educate and engage in impactful conservation efforts, is the pinnacle of professional achievement. A visit to Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium is a transformational experience that connects people to animals and wild places. It is special to make that happen through innovation, creativity and science," says Dr. Padilla, who will succeed Dennis Pate following his retirement in late 2022.
The full press release can be found here.