Columbus Zoo and Aquarium CEO, CFO resign following investigation

Local News

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — An investigation into the improper use of resources has led to the resignation of two leaders of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

According to a statement from the zoo, President and CEO Tom Stalf and Executive Vice President and CFO Greg Bell have voluntarily resigned their positions.

After a report of the possible improper use of Columbus Zoo resources, the zoo’s board of directors started an internal investigation and also hired a law firm, Porter Wright, to conduct an independent inquiry. Porter Wright reported their findings Monday.

Details on what the possible improper use entails was not mentioned in the zoo’s statement.

Former Zoo Executive Director and Director Emeritus Jerry Borin will serve in an interim role as the zoo’s president and CEO.

The zoo said it will be looking at its “key financial areas to protect the organization’s integrity and resources,” the statement said. The Ohio Ethics Commission may also investigate, the zoo’s statement added.

The management team will begin a nationwide search for a new CEO immediately.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending on NBC4i.com

Today's Central OH Forecast

Get severe weather email alerts

Don't Miss

Local News

Liz McGiffin: Hot end to the weekend ahead of a big cooldown

Fans have easier time getting into Ohio Stadium after digtial ticket issues during home opener

Columbus event offers free haircuts, political engagement

Columbus Latino festival offers live music, international flavor

Ohio State University Marching Band halftime performance for Sept. 18, 2021

AEP reports 6,700 customers without power in downtown, west Columbus

More Local News