Tim Morrow is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, as well as San Antonio College. Prior to joining the San Antonio Zoo in December 2014, Tim had a 24-year career in the theme park industry, including 19 years with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. He has been part of the opening of several theme parks including Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Parque Plaza Sesamo in Monterrey, Mexico, Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida and most recently Aquatica Waterpark in San Antonio, Texas.
He currently serves as the CEO and Executive Director for the San Antonio Zoo and its Zoo School, which will open in spring 2018 as the largest nature based preschool in the country. Tim leads a team of nine vice presidents who together oversee nearly 500 employees, 600 volunteers and care for a multitude of animal species, some of which are threatened or endangered. Tim’s vision to take the San Antonio Zoo to new heights began with investing $5 million into upgrading and renovating more than 100 animal habitats in his first two years. The most dramatic first improvements were the opening of a new home for giraffes, the addition of rain gardens both in the giraffe and elephant habitats, and expanding the Asian elephant and African lion habitats. In Tim’s first full year as CEO the San Antonio Zoo saw record attendance with over 1.25 million guests.
Tim serves on board of several organizations, including the International Elephant Foundation, Texas Travel Industry Association, UTSA Alumni Association, and Young Presidents Organization’s San Antonio chapter. Tim is the current Chairman of the San Antonio Tourism Council and a member of its Executive Committee.
While away from the “office,” Tim cheers on the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Cowboys, and his favorite travel partners are his wife Jennifer and children.