Birmingham Zoo Announces New Junior Board Officers and Members

27 Sep 2016 Staff

The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to introduce new members and welcome returning members to the Junior Board for the Zoo. The Junior Board is composed of 25 professionals in the Birmingham area who share the Zoo’s belief in “Inspiring Passion for the Natural World.”

The Junior Board welcomes six new members this year, Louis Anderson, Jayna Goedecke, Meg Ross, Brandon Stewart, Caroline Walker and Cory Wilson. The 2016-2017 Junior Board Officers are Amanda Hawkins, President, Tim Hennessy, Jr., Vice President, J. Chris Mason, Secretary/Treasurer, and Stephen Armstrong, Advisor/Past President.

“We are excited to have six new individuals join the Junior Board and thankful for those who are continuing to serve their terms and those who have stepped into leadership positions. We know that the Junior Board will do a tremendous job in fundraising towards building a new golden eagle exhibit,” says Dr. William Foster, President and CEO of the Birmingham Zoo. 

The Junior Board members are Rosemary Alexander, Frank Anderson, Louis Anderson, Turner Burton, Lauren DeMoss, Courtney DeShazo, Joey DuMontier, Kathryn Gay, Jayna Goedecke, Joe Gribbin, Jr., Fontaine Haskell, Eve Hennessy, Lexi Holdbrooks, Matt Hottle, Madison Merrill, Meg Ross, Brandon Stewart, Caroline Walker, Drew Weil, Dana N. Williams and Cory Wilson.


Approximately 900 animals of 230 species call the Birmingham Zoo home, including sea lions, zebras, rhinos and endangered species from six continents. The Birmingham Zoo is open daily from 9am to 5pm.  Regular admission is $16* for adults and $14* for senior citizens and military and $11* for children ages 2-12 (*Price not including tax). All Birmingham Zoo Members and children under two-years-old receive free admission. 

For more information about the Birmingham Zoo, please visit the Zoo on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter, or at

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