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March 29, 2017


Shannon Block recognized for leadership and involvement in community

Denver Zoo’s President/CEO Shannon Block was recently selected by the Women’s Forum of Colorado board to serve as its new Vice Chair. Block, recognized for her established career and positive impact at the Zoo, was chosen for her strong community involvement and proven performance as a trailblazer in women’s leadership. Block will serve as the organization’s Vice Chair through 2017.

“I am so honored to be selected for the Women’s Forum of Colorado Vice Chair position,” said Denver Zoo’s President/CEO Shannon Block. “The Forum includes incredibly strong, smart women in the community. It’s deeply humbling to sit among them and further the organization’s efforts to recognize and support powerful females.”

Block has served in her current role at the Zoo since 2014. She manages the Zoo’s nearly 500 staffers, 700 volunteers and 4,000 animals on the Zoo’s expansive campus. In addition, Block oversees the Zoo’s expansive international conservation efforts, education programming and commitment to animal care.

Prior to joining the Zoo, Block was the CEO of Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers. Before that, she was the Chief Business Development Officer of Denver Health Hospital Authority.

The Women’s Forum of Colorado’s mission is to bring together Colorado women of significant and diverse accomplishments. Members foster the exchange of ideas and experiences and support the personal enrichment and professional development of women. Members work individually and collectively toward the empowerment of women.

The Women’s Forum of Colorado was chartered in 1976, making it the second oldest such forum in the country. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to a total members of 160. The Colorado organization is a chapter of the International Women’s Forum, which was founded in 1982 and has grown to include nearly 6,000 members across six continents.

For more information about The Women’s Forum of Colorado, please visit their webpage