Organizations Filed Purposes:
TO INSPIRE, EDUCATE, AND ENGAGE PEOPLE TO SERVE AS LIFE-LONG STEWARDS FOR ANIMALS, THEIR HABITATS, AND THEIR CONSERVATION.
Omaha Zoological Society operates and maintains Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. The zoo sits on 160 acres and houses approximately 1,200 animal species including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. It boasts natural, immersive exhibit spaces, including a newly constructed Asian Highlands, adventure trails, African grassland, an aquarium, the world's largest indoor desert covered by a transparent glazed geodesic dome, America's largest indoor rainforest, the world's largest nocturnal exhibit, and gorilla and orangutan habitats. During 2019, 90,686 memberships were sold, and 1,781,790 people visited the park.
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's Center for Conservation and Research conducts valuable conservation science research in the areas of veterinary medicine, reproductive sciences, conservation genetics, comparative nutrition and rare plant propagation. The scientific teams conducting research in 2019 included four veterinarians, one veterinary pathologist, eight Ph.D. scientists and post-docs, seven Master's level researchers and ten additional technical staff. These teams were actively participating in thirteen research projects that led to the publication (various stages) of nine manuscripts. In addition, our researchers presented at international conferences and scientific meetings, and gave invited talks and lectures at Universities and Husbandry Courses. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium supported sixty-eight in-situ and ex-situ projects focusing on conserving species in six key regions globally including oceans, North America, Central and South America, Madagascar, Asia and Africa. Support not only included financial contributions to the projects but staff expertise and time with direct participation and leadership in conservation efforts including coral rescue, propagation and restoration of reefs through SECORE, breeding and release of Salt Creek Tiger Beetles in Nebraska, breeding and release of amphibians in North America and Puerto Rico, breeding fish species and aquatic invertebrate species for the first time in an aquarium environment, and habitat reforestation efforts and community education in Madagascar. Staff also provide extensive leadership and expertise in more than fifty key services roles on sustainability programs through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums as Advisors, Species Survival Plan Program Leaders, Studbook Keepers, Committee Members, Project Coordinators, Instructors and Taxon Advisory Group Chairs and Steering Committee Members.
Omaha Zoological Society's educational initiatives are local, national, and internationally focused. More than 3,000 educational programs were conducted in 2019. This programming, which included day camps, classes, distance learning classes, campouts, and on-grounds programming reached 1,567,000 individuals. The Zoo also has conservation-oriented education programs in veterinary medicine, reproductive physiology, molecular genetics, nutrition, rare plant propagation, and animal management and husbandry in The Grewcock Center for Conservation and Research. In 2019, professional training and career shadowing was provided at the zoo to 595 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. In addition, the zoo's professional staff participates in a range of offsite education programs which cover a broad spectrum from lectures at universities to longer duration professional training programs in specific scientific or conservation techniques, as well as supporting primary and secondary school conservation education programs.
Executives Listed on Filing
Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing
|Name||Title||Hours Per Week||Total Salary|
|Dennis E Pate||EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO||40||$642,463|
|Jeremy C Eddie||CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER||40||$187,280|
|Dennis Schnurbusch Ii||CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER||40||$178,707|
|Todd Scholz||VP of Capital Projects||40||$164,657|
|Cheryl Morris||VP OF CONSERVATION||40||$137,068|
|Craig Jacobs||DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES||40||$122,739|
|Edward Louis||DR. OF CONSERVATION GENETICS||40||$117,623|
|Dan Cassidy||VP of Animal Management||40||$116,369|
|Elizabeth Mulkerrin||VP EDUCATION||40||$113,012|
|Lance M Fritz||DIRECTOR||1||$0|
|Dr Anne Hubbard||DIRECTOR||1||$0|
|Mogens Bay||VICE CHAIRMAN||1||$0|
|Walter Scott Jr||CHAIRMAN||1||$0|
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