Santa Barbara Zoo Welcomes New Director Of Marketing Kevin Nuss

The Santa Barbara Zoo is pleased to announce Kevin Nuss as its new Director of Marketing. While new to the zoo world, Nuss has a decade of rich experience in the sports marketing and entertainment industry. 

In his previous role as Director of Event Marketing and Sales at Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment, operating in 75+ countries, he was responsible for the planning and implementation of robust marketing and communications campaigns for events in major arenas and stadiums across the western United States and Canada.

Nuss is also involved in the local communities he serves. During his most recent stint living and working in Arizona, he served on the Philanthropy Committee of Phoenix Suns Charities and graduated from the prestigious Valley Leadership program in 2018. He also served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Grand Canyon University, where he taught marketing and advertising courses at the Colangelo College of Business and helped develop the curriculum for the Sports & Entertainment Management program. 

Nuss received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound, where he double majored in Music Business and German Language & Culture. He completed his MBA at Arizona State University in 2018 with emphases in Marketing and International Business. In line with his international focus, he has also completed multiple study abroad programs at University of Freiburg in Freiburg, Germany and Toulouse Business School in Toulouse, France and Barcelona, Spain.

In his free time, he enjoys playing music, attending events, and exploring new places with his wife Megan.


Written by sbzoo

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