Board of Trustees
Boards are charged with the governance of the nonprofit organization, making sure that it abides by ethical and legal standards in making its vision a reality.
The reasons why people choose to serve on a nonprofit board of trustees are as diverse as the people on the board. Some of the reasons people may choose to serve include civic duty, charitable service, or personal interest in the organization’s cause.
Once an individual accepts a position on a board, they have inherently accepted certain fundamental responsibilities, in addition to a commitment of time and accountability to the organization. The key responsibility of the board is to monitor the organization on behalf of the members of the public that it serves; the board possesses ultimate legal responsibility for the organization.
The Sacramento Zoological Society (SZS) currently has 21 trustees on the board, including the Zoo’s director. Members may serve up to three three-year terms. The purpose of the Board of Trustees of the SZS is to set policy, govern and raise funds for the Sacramento Zoo in support of the Zoo’s mission.
Current Board Members
Jeffrey K. Raimundo
Townsend Raimundo Besler & Usher (Political Consulting, PR and Public Affairs)
First Vice President
Partner, Downey Brand, LLP
Starr W. Hurley
Second Vice President
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
President, Socotra Capital Trust Deed Investments
Owner/Beers Books, former
|Dr. Kyle Burks
Sacramento Zoological Society
City of Sacramento, Director, Convention & Culture Services
Docent since 2007
President & CEO of Blanket Marketing Group
|Nancy E. Cole
Investment Consultant,Western International Securities, Inc.
|Jeffrey K. Dorso
Pioneer Law Group LLP
|Steven G. Johnson
Senior VIce President
Bank Operations & Service
Group, Tricounties Bank
|John W. Otto
|Jason Russell, CPA
Fritz Russell, CPAs
Best Best & Krieger LLP
Senior Vice President
Convention Sales & Business Development
|Jill M. Trainer, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, CSUS
|Alan Yee, M.D.
Doctor of Pulmonary Medicine
For more information about the Board of Trustees, please call (916) 808-5166.
Board Retreat 2012
Twilight Thursday, Summer 2012
Council Member Rob Fong at River Otter opening, September 7, 2011
New river otter exhibit opening, September 7, 2011
Board retreat. August 2011.
Benefactor Evening, May 6, 2010
Tall Wonders ribbon cutting, February 11, 2010
An Evening with Betty White, November 5, 2009