DHR International Completes Search for Audobon Nature Institute

NEW ORLEANS, LA, June 23, 2017 Global Executive Search firm DHR International is pleased to announce the successful placement of Dr. Kyle Burks as the Vice President and Managing Director of the Audubon Zoo and Park. The search was completed by Managing Partner of the Global Nonprofit Practice, James Abruzzo, Partner Kara Teising, and Associate Phil DeBoer.

The Nonprofit Practice of DHR recruited Burks from his current position as Chief Executive Officer of Sacramento Zoo. Burks previously served as EVP and Chief Operating Officer of the Denver Zoo and Insight Integration Manager at The Walt Disney Company. Dr. Kyle Burks brings in more than 20 years of broad-based management and animal care experience. Burks earned his Ph.D. and Master’s Degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.

“Kyle is the prototypical modern zoo leader with proven strengths in conservation, animal care, and customer service,” said Abruzzo. “We are pleased to continue to strengthen the zoo and aquarium sector by working with such an important institution as Audubon.”

Other notable zoo and aquarium clients include Saint Louis Zoo, Oregon Zoo, Shedd Aquarium, National Aquarium, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Mystic Aquarium, and more.

About DHR International

Since 1989, DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly owned offices spanning the globe. DHR’s renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment, and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base.

Lauren Finch
Director, Global Marketing and Public Relations


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