New Memphis Zoo CEO named

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 16, 2022 10:59 AM CT | Published: June 16, 2022 10:58 AM CT

Jim Dean will be replaced by former zookeeper — and longtime Memphis Zoo veteran — Matt Thompson. 


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Jasmine McCraven

Jasmine McCraven

Jasmine McCraven considers herself to be a music enthusiast and believes that she makes the best playlists ever. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State, but couldn’t wait to move back home to Memphis for the best food and culture in Tennessee.


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