Lindsay Hutchison is the President and CEO of the Tulsa Zoo. Lindsay was fortunate to meet an Asian elephant named Gunda when she was 4 years old at the Tulsa Zoo. This encounter led to her career as a champion for zoos and aquariums, and their role in saving wild species and spaces.
For 17 years, Lindsay’s focus has been funding a complete rebuild of the more than 95-year-old Tulsa Zoo. To date, the zoo has completed over $36 million in projects since 2011 with another $65 million in enhancements coming in the next 3 years. These enhancements have led to the successful births in all three animal areas built in Phase One, including our most recent birth, Hodari, our white rhino calf born in November 2021.
In addition to fundraising, Lindsay has been focused on ensuring a rebound of the zoo’s operating revenue since the COVID-19 shut down in 2020. In her free time, Lindsay likes to read as well as travel with her husband and two young children.