Guest of the Day: New President of Blank Park Zoo

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Before October, our next guest had accomplished nearly every job at the Blank Park Zoo except the one she has now. Anne Shimerdla started as an intern at the zoo during college. She moved after graduation, and then returned to Des Moines and held many different roles within the organization.

Her newest role is President and CEO. She shares what it is like being the seventh leader of the Blank Park Zoom and the first female president and CEO.


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