CapWealth Advisors’ John Lueken Selected to Nashville Zoo Board of Directors

The CapWealth Advisors team congratulates Chief Investment Strategist John Lueken for his appointment to the Nashville Zoo’s Board of Directors!

Chief Investment Strategist John Lueken

The Nashville Zoo is an amazing place and all of middle Tennessee is indeed fortunate to have such a fine zoo for delighting and educating our children and ourselves. We might say the same of John’s selection to the zoo’s board–they are fortunate to have such a dynamic and talented professional as John join their midst! John’s family loves the zoo (his young daughter and son in particular!), he’s volunteered his time to the capital campaign committee for the last couple of years and zoo involvement may even be a family tradition. Dr. Jeff Bonner, a relative of John’s, was a member of the prestigious Saint Louis Zoo board of directors for many years. Please join us in congratulating John the next time you see him!

A few facts that you might not know about the Nashville Zoo:

  • 2017 is the 20th anniversary of the Nashville Zoo at the Grassmere location.  The zoo will open four new animal exhibits (white rhino, spider monkey, Sumatran tiger and Andean bear) in 2017.  The zoo forecasts its  2016 end-of-year attendance to be 875,000 people and is hopeful to hit 1,000,000 visitors in 2017!
  • The Nashville Zoo received several awards and recognition in 2016.  One of the most notable is that the Nashville Zoo received a perfect score of 100 from Charity Navigator, an organization that ranks non-profits on their fiscal responsibility and donor relations, and is one of only 49 charities in the United States that received a perfect score of 100!
  • The Nashville Zoo is internationally known for our conservation efforts in Asia, Africa and South America.  The zoo has been awarded the AZA’s (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) highest international award for our conservation work with the GRACE project (working with gorillas) in the Congo.