Detroit Zoological Society Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey Evans leads finance and information technology departments

June 20, 2017

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Jeffrey Evans has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO) for the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS). He is responsible for all accounting, budgeting, financial reporting and investing functions as well as the information technology division.

Evans joins the DZS with 30 years’ experience in financial leadership at a variety of Detroit companies. Most recently, he served as CFO for Stout Risius Ross and, prior to that, was CFO for PMA Consultants as well as CFO and vice president for Smith Group Companies. Evans also served as manager of treasury for DaimlerChrysler Corp. in Auburn Hills, manager and second vice president of Michigan National Bank (now Bank of America) in Farmington Hills and audit supervisor at KPMG Peat Marwick in Detroit.

“We are delighted to have such an impressive executive join our very talented team,” said Ron Kagan, DZS executive director and CEO.

A certified public accountant (CPA), Evans earned a master’s degree in business administration from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Tuskegee University.