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Charles Woeppel

President and CEO, Memphis Zoo


Ph.D., Zoology, Ohio University. Responsible for overseeing all expansions at the zoo, including $23 million Northwest Passage exhibit and $16 million Teton Trek exhibit. Played key role in negotiations with the Chinese government to bring giant pandas — Le Le and Ya Ya — to zoo in spring 2003. Future exhibits in develoment include Zambezi River Hippo Camp and Chickasaw Bluffs. Board Member, Giant Panda Conservation Foundation and the Jaguar Conservation Fund.

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Industry: Tourism
Issue: May 2011