Schultz & Williams (S&W) is pleased to assist the Oklahoma City Zoo with developing a strategic plan that will create a sustainable business, organizational and operational “roadmap” that integrates with its multi-year master plan and ensures the Zoo’s continued growth and viability. The plan will leverage the Zoo’s core mission and vision and will include strategic goals and initiatives that are clear, compelling and measureable.

Oklahoma City Zoo is both a living museum and a botanical garden with a diverse animal collection of 1,900 species; a new, state-of-the-art animal hospital under construction (part of the master plan); and a membership base of more than 26,000 households. The Zoo participates in numerous cooperative Species Survival Plan (SSP) projects and is dedicated to the conservation of rare and endangered wildlife. The Zoo opened in 1902 with a small menagerie of animals; today it features a diverse and fascinating animal and plant collection spread across more than 119 acres.

“Schultz & Williams brings a wealth of strategic planning experience to the Oklahoma City Zoo,” said S&W Vice President Rick Biddle. “We have recently completed strategic plans for Memphis Zoo, Buffalo Zoo, Denver Zoo, Utah’s Hogle Zoo and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. In addition, we have concluded integrated business and facility master plans for a number of other zoos across the country, including Birmingham Zoo, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Louisville Zoo, Minnesota Zoo, Milwaukee County Zoo and Woodland Park Zoo in Chicago, to name a few. We are delighted to bring this level of experience to Oklahoma City and to work with the Zoo’s dynamic leadership, staff and volunteers to help them accomplish their sincere and ambitious goals.”

Founded in 1987, Schultz & Williams is a national consulting firm dedicated to helping nonprofits of every size and sector achieve financial stability, meet organizational goals and support greater mission impact. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Schultz & Williams also has operations in Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco CA, and Washington, D.C.

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