The Birmingham Zoo is pleased to announce that Leigh Laser Collins has joined the Birmingham Zoo team as the Corporate Relations Director. This newly-created role will ensure that all-important organizational partners remain enlightened, engaged and enthusiastically supportive of all that the Birmingham Zoo brings to our community.
Collins comes to the Zoo with over 30 years of experience working for a variety of Birmingham nonprofits in financial development, philanthropic and marketing roles. Collins has initiated and championed a number of successful financial development programs, and recently received the William S. Roth Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year award.
“We are pleased to welcome Leigh to the Birmingham Zoo team,” says Chris Pfefferkorn, Birmingham Zoo Senior Vice President. “The Birmingham Zoo is constantly striving to build relationships to better serve the Birmingham community, and this new position will serve as an integral part of this growth and development. We know Leigh’s nonprofit background is a great fit for our Zoo and look forward to seeing her raise awareness of the Zoo’s mission to ‘Inspire Passion to Conserve the Natural World’.”