August 22 – Gregg Hudson, Dallas Zoo and Geoff Greenwade, Green Bank

On the August 22nd edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Gregg Hudson – President & CEO, Dallas Zoo & the Children’s Aqaurium 

Geoff Greenwade – President & CEO, Green Bank

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Gregg Hudson, President & CEO, Dallas Zoo & the Children’s Aqaurium 

Gregg Hudson with Galapagos TortoiseGregg Hudson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Zoo, with oversight of Dallas Zoo Management Inc. and the Dallas Zoological Society.

He has been involved with the Dallas Zoo since August 2006, when he was named executive director of the Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. In 2009, when the Zoo took over the day-to-day management of the Zoo and Aquarium from the City of Dallas, Gregg became president and chief executive officer of Dallas Zoo Management Inc.

He oversees a $24 million budget and management of more than 2,000 animals (not including fish and invertebrates) and more than 300 employees. In the past year, the Dallas Zoo has been named to three “Best U.S. Zoos” lists, including USA TODAY. The Zoo also has seen four consecutive years of record attendance, and is on pace for a fifth.

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Geoff Greenwade, President & CEO, Green Bank

Geoff Greenwade - lobby counterGeoff Greenwade is President and CEO of Green Bank; a bank focusing on Metro Texas businesses and individual private banking needs.

After receiving a BBA at Texas A&M and a MBA at Baylor, Geoff cut his teeth in Lubbock. Rising to market president, he managed commercial and consumer banking. Next, he joined Wells Fargo and served as regional manager for business banking in Houston.

Having his fill of bureaucratic banks, he joined Green Bank in 2008. Green Bank is a focused on commercial and private banking services at full-service offices in Houston, Dallas and Austin. Under his guidance the bank has grown to nearly $2 billion from $400 million working from the belief that community banks are the lifelines for small- and medium-sized businesses.

Green Bank entered the Dallas market in 2010 and has grown to four locations and a commercial lending office.

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