Category Archives: Phoenix Zoo


Phoenix Zoo Welcomes AZA Conference at Sky Harbor

By | August 28, 2012

This year, our client the Phoenix Zoo is celebrating their 50th anniversary! Born from the vision of Robert Maytag, the Phoenix Zoo has welcomed 1,100 animals since its opening in November 1962 and has grown from 100,000 visitors in its opening year to 1.4 million annually. The Phoenix Zoo also offers an array of children’s...

President Obama Nominates Phoenix Zoo President And CEO to Key Administration Post

By | April 25, 2012

PHOENIX (April 18, 2012) – President Obama announced his intent to nominate Bert Castro, President and CEO of the Arizona Zoological Society/Phoenix Zoo as a Member of the National Museum and Library Services Board. Castro joins two other nominees for appointment to the Board. The National Museum and Library Services Board (NMLSB) is an advisory...

Impact Magazine’s 2010 New Year’s Resolutions

By | January 6, 2010

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Impact Magazine features an article asking selected Presidents/CEO’s of Phoenix their plans for the year ahead. Our very own Lisa Urias,  and our clients Bert Castro – President and CEO of the Phoenix Zoo, and Carl Mulac – Founder and CEO of Joseph Carl Homes, all got chosen to...

Dia del Niño at the Phoenix Zoo

By | May 18, 2009

Urias Communications worked with the Phoenix Zoo to host another successful Dia del Niño event. The event, held the last Sunday in April, celebrates children through cultural events and entertainment. This year, Univision, Entravision and Aguila played instrumental roles in promoting the event and providing engaging activities. More than 9,000 families attended Dia del Niño.