April 13, 2024

Topeka owes Brendan Wiley a personal debt of gratitude.

Wiley, 53, who now serves as CEO of the Topeka Zoo, introduced his resignation efficient Nov. 10. The Topeka Funds-Journal’s Tim Hrenchir reviews Wiley will turn out to be the director of the city-operate Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas.

Wiley’s 13-year tenure was transformational for the zoo. Wiley took more than at a time of turmoil relating to the demise of a hippo, giraffes bred against industry suggestions, distrust in administration and a failure to obey federal guidelines. Wiley was equipped to stabilize the zoo, set up group belief and restore the zoo’s name to its the moment “world famous” status.

Topeka Zoo CEO Brendan Wiley is leaving the zoo after 13 years to lead the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas.

The zoo’s board president, Fred Patton, named the zoo a “cherished community asset” due to the fact of Wiley’s leadership and we agree.

“His tireless attempts have served form our zoo into the lively and revered organization it is today,” Patton claimed. “We will extensive mirror on Brendan’s tenure as a transformational time period that enables our zoo to prosper for decades to arrive.”