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