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MD Zoo Announces New VP

Jan 14, 2011 09:54PM ● By Anonymous

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Annaounces Nancy Hinds as executive Vice President of Institutional Advancement

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is pleased to welcome Nancy Hinds as the Executive Vice President of Institutional Advancement. In this role, Ms. Hinds will oversee development and fundraising, individual and corporate membership, special events, facility requests, group sales, marketing and public relations, and assist with government affairs efforts.  Ms. Hinds will also serve on the Zoo’s Executive Team, reporting to Zoo President/CEO Don Hutchinson.

“I am so pleased to add Nancy to our team,” said Hutchinson. “Her knowledge of the tourism industry and her public affairs background will be an incredible asset for the Zoo.”

Prior to the Zoo, Ms. Hinds was the Vice President of Public Affairs for Visit Baltimore, where she oversaw the local, national, regional and convention trade media program, managed member and stakeholder communications, and city government and state legislative outreach. Ms. Hinds began her Visit Baltimore career as the Director of Communications in 1998.

Twice, Ms. Hinds was a producer for the Scripps Howard Broadcasting Company, WMAR TV 2 in Baltimore, where she worked from 1983-1993, and returned as a freelancer for two years beginning in 1996.  She helped launch the 90-minute news and interview program “The Morning Show,” in September 1991, and was its producer until she left the station in June 1993. In her latter time with WMAR TV, Ms. Hinds produced the Sunday morning talk show, “Rodricks for Breakfast,” where she was in charge of program content.

From January 1995 until January 1998, Ms. Hinds was editor of Maryland Family Magazine and Fifty Plus, both owned by the Times Mirror Corporation. She was the Manager of Marketing Services at the Rouse Company, at Harborplace & The Gallery in Baltimore between June 1993 and September 1994.  

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Towson State University, which is now Towson University.

Ms. Hinds replaces Terry Slade Young, who left in August to work for the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation.