85th GM Keynote Speaker Announced

Leaping Lizards!

Get Ready for a Walk on the Wild Side 
with Keynote Speaker Jack Hanna

The National Board is pleased to announce Jungle Jack Hanna is the keynote speaker at the Opening Session of the 85th National Board/ASME General Meeting May 9, 2016, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center.

Jack Hanna explores the corners of the globe as one of the most respected animal ambassadors. His enthusiasm and “hands-on” approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim as a conservationist, television personality, author, and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds.

Recognized as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances on shows such as Good Morning America, CBS’s The Talk, and The Late Show with David Letterman.

Jack took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating three nationally televised programs.  Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures ran for 10 years and is still currently in syndication. Most recently, the Columbus Zoo and Nationwide Insurance have partnered to sponsor the Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and a new show on ABC, Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown