Mar 03, 2021 7:30 AM
Amanda Shurr President & CEO, Lehigh Valley Zoo
Lehigh Valley Zoo

Amanda started working at the Zoo over two years ago, in October 2018, as the Chief Financial Officer and accepted the role of President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2020.  Amanda is a licensed CPA and has been working as an accountant for over 15 years.  

Prior to working at the Zoo, she was the Controller for a publicly traded, international manufacturing company for five years.  Prior to that, she worked for a regional public accounting firm as both an auditor and then in talent acquisition.  Leading the Zoo has given her an awesome opportunity to be a part of one of the strongest educational, conservation and cultural institutions in the Lehigh Valley.  

Outside of work, Amanda is an avid runner who has run six marathons and twelve half marathons.  She, her husband and two children enjoy spending time outdoors, typically with their rescue dog, as well as at the kids’ sporting activities and on vacations.  They are looking forward to much more time with family and friends in the future!