Butterfly Pavilion today announced the appointment of Brenda Kaser-Burger as its new Chief Operating Officer and Russ Pecoraro as its new Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Both leaders bring a wealth of experience that will propel Butterfly Pavilion forward as it prepares to meet the global demands of invertebrate research, conservation and education.
“Brenda and Russ are both accomplished leaders in their fields and we expect they will provide essential direction as we embark on the next phase of Butterfly Pavilion’s growth,” said Patrick Tennyson, President and Chief Executive Officer at Butterfly Pavilion. “Brenda and Russ join our impressive senior leadership team that is doing important work all over the globe.”
Brenda Kaser-Burger comes to the organization with profound expertise in organizational growth planning and cultural development. She joins Butterfly Pavilion after over 30 years of experience directing programs for IBM in Boulder, Colorado. Kaser-Burger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and a Master of Science degree in management and information technology from Regis University in Denver. A lifelong Colorado resident, she lives in Boulder and while her kids are grown, she’s been a Butterfly Pavilion member for over 15 years.
“Butterfly Pavilion holds such a special place in the hearts of Coloradoans,” said Kaser-Burger. “I’m happy to be getting back to my scientific roots and sharing this Colorado gem with a global audience.”
Russ Pecoraro brings extensive experience in marketing and public relations to Butterfly Pavilion. He previously served as Director of Mountain Communications for Vail Resorts and Director of Communications for Heavenly Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe. He also managed high-tech accounts for The Hoffman Agency, a global public relations firm in San Jose, California. Pecoraro graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in communications. Pecoraro, his wife, Lindsay, and kids, Mia and Dominic, have been Butterfly Pavilion members since 2013.
“Aligning my values with my work has always been really important to me,” Pecoraro said. “I’m excited to promote the amazing work Butterfly Pavilion is doing to research and protect the important, if often overlooked, world of invertebrates.”
About Butterfly Pavilion:
Founded in July 1995, as the first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation, Butterfly Pavilion is an AZA accredited 30,000 square foot facility situated on an 11-acre campus provided by the City of Westminster, Colorado. The mission of the Butterfly Pavilion is to foster an appreciation of butterflies and other invertebrates while educating the public about the need for conservation of threatened habitats in the tropics and around the world. Learn more at www.butterflies.org.
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6252 W. 104th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80020