SINHG Presents Satch Krantz, CEO of Riverbanks Zoo
On Thursday, November 10th the Seabrook Island Natural History Group will present Satch Krantz, President and CEO of the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina. His topic is “Riverbanks Zoo & the Plight of African Animals”.
For nearly four decades, Palmer “Satch” Krantz has guided the growth and development of South Carolina’s largest gated tourist attraction and one of the top zoos in the nation. Under his leadership, Riverbanks Zoo is continuously recognized as a leader in wildlife conservation. Krantz began his tenure at Riverbanks in 1973 as curator of mammals. He was promoted to Executive Director (now President and CEO) in 1976, making him the longest serving zoo Director in the nation.
In addition to his leadership at Riverbanks, Krantz has served as President of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and has twice served as President of the American Zoo Association—one of only three American zoo Directors to serve a leading position in both professional organizations.
Most recently, Krantz was awarded the prestigious R. Merlin Perkins Award for Professional Excellence. Other honors include the Global Vision Award by the World Affairs Council, the International Ambassador of the Year Award by the Committee of 100, the Woodrow Wilson Award for Regional Cooperation from the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce and Clemson Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award.
A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Krantz is a graduate of Clemson University. He and his wife Becky are the proud parents of two grown sons.
Refreshments – 7:00 PM Program – 7:30 PM
Location – Lake House
All Seabrook Island residents and guests are welcome. There is a $5 donation for non SINHG members. Information about future programs and SINHG membership can be found at the SINHG web site, sinhg.org.
-Submitted by Gary Fansler