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ALLEN MONROE RECOGNIZED AS TOP 20 CEO OF 2020

The Living Desert President/CEO honored by The CEO Publication
PALM DESERT/INDIAN WELLS, CA • January 13, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Erin Scott
Sr. Marketing and Public Relations Manager
760-346-5694 x.2610
escott@livingdesert.org

Allen Monroe, President/CEO of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, has been recognized as one of the “Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020” by The CEO Publication. Honored for his vision and dedication, Monroe has transformed The Living Desert into the Zoo of the future.

“It is quite an honor to be recognized by The CEO Publication as one of their Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020,” said Monroe. “Although 2020 wasn’t what any of us expected, The Living Desert continues its mission of saving wildlife and wild places while working to educate and inspire our community about the deserts of the world.”

The CEO Publication is a unique print and digital platform featuring industry experts who have created ripples across various areas of proficiency. Each edition features iconic leaders who are responsible for taking their organization to new heights, all the while bringing together a group of talented individuals. The magazine showcases how these leaders have culminated into who they are, and they share their advice for all those budding entrepreneurs who want to change the world.

 “Allen leads The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens with vision, expertise, and passion,” said Adam Patrick, Managing Editor of The CEO Publication. “We are honored to recognize him among the Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020.”

Monroe joined The Living Desert as President/CEO in 2014 and has successfully led the Zoo and botanical gardens through record visitation, growth, and capital expansion projects including a new entrance, ticketing plaza, and gift shop, along with the newest Australian Adventures immersive habitat. Currently, he is spearheading the Zoo’s Crossroads of Conservation capital campaign slated to bring African black rhino to The Living Desert in the Fall of 2021.

The Living Desert is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with last admission at 4 p.m. Advanced reservations and face coverings are required. For tickets visit livingdesert.org.

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