Koya Partners, part of the Diversified Search Group, has placed Hayley Murphy as the first woman to lead the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS). She is succeeding a chief executive officer, Ron Kagan, who is retiring after 28 years of service. Alison Ranney, managing partner and partner in charge, Chicago, and Kara Teising, managing director, co-led the CEO search team for Koya in partnership with a 13-member search committee comprised of board members of the Detroit Zoo.
“This was an exciting and fulfilling search for our Koya team,” said Ms. Ranney. “Due to our deep commitment to mission-driven leadership generally, and to cultural institutions like the Detroit Zoo who