Paul Baribault, President & CEO-San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a unique organization in the conservation space- as they have two powerful front doors, the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. But, many people don’t know everything that happens behind the scenes that makes them a premiere conservation organization.
We are excited to host Paul Baribault, President and CEO of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, who will give a glimpse into the important conservation work the organization does, as well as an inside look at their evolving approach to the future.
On October 1, 2019, Paul Baribault began his leadership role as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (formerly San Diego Zoo Global), a nonprofit organization and leader in wildlife conservation, health care, science and education. His team leads cutting edge conservation work across six continents, collaborating with hundreds of partners around the globe to save wildlife. And, they bring their work home to share with guests at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, inspiring the next generation of wildlife allies.
Previously, Baribault worked at The Walt Disney Studios as Vice President of Animation Marketing Operations and Strategy and General Manager of Disneynature. Baribault co-led theatrical film campaigns for Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and The Muppets. He was instrumental in the creative development and leadership of the first 14 Disneynature films. And, it was here where he built an understanding of the challenges facing wildlife today. In his work with Disneynature, Baribault pioneered the connection of conservation projects to films, collaborating with leading nonprofits to plant millions of trees and protect millions of acres of land for wildlife worldwide.
Baribault has a long, committed history as a conservationist. He has served as vice chair of The Jane Goodall Institute, a member of the executive committee of Jackson Wild (a conservation summit and wildlife film festival), and executive chair of The Aspen Institute High Seas Initiative.