Philadelphia Zoo Announces F. William McNabb III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vanguard, as its Chairman of the Board of Directors

PHILADELPHIA, PA - (July 20, 2015) - Philadelphia Zoo announced the election of F. William McNabb III as its Chairman of the Board of Directors. McNabb has served on the Zoo’s Board since 2006 and on multiple Zoo board committees. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. McNabb will replace Jay H. Calvert Jr., Esq. who served as the Chairman of the Board since 2008.
“Bill McNabb will be an extraordinary Board Chair for the Philadelphia Zoo,” says Vikram H. Dewan, Zoo President and CEO. “He is an outstanding leader for Vanguard as well as the Zoo. His unyielding dedication, strategic vision and incredible insight are imperative during our most transformational time. We are delighted that Bill has been elected to this very important position.”
F. William McNabb III is chairman and chief executive officer of Vanguard. He joined Vanguard in 1986, became chief executive officer in 2008, and chairman of the board of directors and the board of trustees in 2009. Previously he led each of Vanguard’s client-facing business divisions. He is active in the investment management industry, and serves as the chairman of the Investment Company Institute.
“I look forward to working with the Zoo’s leadership team and Board of Directors as we continue our Transformation Plan, which includes the development and expansion of Zoo360, a revolutionary, first-in-the-world network of animal exploration trails as well as improvements in the Zoo’s grounds and amenities. As a Board member I am impressed by the hard work and dedication of the Zoo’s staff and Board and I look forward to building on the tremendous success of our former Board Chair Jay H. Calvert, Jr., Esq.,” said McNabb.
The Zoo’s Board of Directors has four officers and 31 members, with each member serving up to three, three-year terms. For a complete list of Board members visit
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