Tim Morrow

San Antonio Zoological Society

President & CEO

Tim Morrow is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio and San Antonio College. Prior to joining San Antonio Zoo in December 2014, Morrow had a 24-year career in the theme park industry, which included the opening of several theme parks, including Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Parque Plaza Sésamo in Monterrey, Mexico, Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida and most recently Aquatica Waterpark in San Antonio, Texas. He currently serves as the President & CEO of San Antonio Zoological Society, which operates San Antonio Zoo, Will Smith Zoo School, the Center for Conservation and Research, Kiddie Park and Starbucks. Morrow leads a team of ten executives who together oversee more than 700 employees, 600 volunteers and care for hundreds of animal species, some of which are threatened, endangered or extinct in the wild. Morrow’s vision to take San Antonio Zoo to new heights began with investing nearly $50 million dollars since his arrival at the zoo. More than 150 animal habitats have been improved over that time. Several improvements are large-scale renovations, including a new savanna for giraffes, expanding and improving the elephant habitat and redesigning and expanding both the African lion and rhino habitats. In January 2018, the zoo’s preschool for children, Will Smith Zoo School, opened on its new campus, becoming the largest nature-based preschool in the country. In June 2019, Will Smith Zoo School was awarded LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the first for a preschool in the country. Morrow serves as the President of the International Elephant Foundation and has served and continues to serve on boards for several organizations to include, Visit San Antonio, San Antonio Visitor Alliance, Texas Travel Alliance, UTSA Alumni Association, Young Presidents Organization’s San Antonio Chapter, Zoo Conservation Outreach Group, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio Sports, International Iguana Foundation and the Urban Outreach Advisory Committee for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. While away from the “office,” Morrow cheers on the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Cowboys, and he enjoys traveling with his wife Jennifer and children.