A first for the zoo


The Akron Zoo has its first female board chair: Michele Santana.

The zoo's board of directors elected Santana to its top position, electing its first female chair in its 40-year history. (Yes, the zoo was founded in 1953, though its board was not.)

A member of the board since 2015, Santana also is chief financial officer of Cleveland-based Majestic Steel USA.

By: Dan Swingler, Crain's Cleveland Business

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