The Red River Zoological Society has selected Sally Jacobson to serve as Executive Director of the Red River Zoo.
Sally has served as Business Manager for the Red River Zoo since 2012. As Business Manager, Sally oversaw the Guest Services, Membership, Special Events and Volunteer departments as well as the day to day business operations during the Zoo’s most dynamic period of growth. She is chair of the Zoo’s Safety Committee and serves on the Master Planning Committee.
She is a Professional Fellow Member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Prior to working at the Red River Zoo Sally worked at Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton, ND. Over her tenure Sally held multiple managerial positions including: Lead Zookeeper, Registrar, and Interim Education Director. One component of her position allowed her to travel to rural communities throughout southeastern North Dakota and southwestern Minnesota conducting conservation based educational programs.
Sally grew up in Fargo and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a BA in Anthropology. She is an active member of Fargo Kiwanis, serving on the Annual Pancake Karnival committee.
She lives in South Fargo with her husband and two children.