Program Manager, Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine


Professional Engineer (P.E.) – Licensed in Missouri
MBA – Management Emphasis, Webster University 
B.S. – Chemical Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Areas of Expertise

Project management
Environmental remediation
Regulatory compliance 
Contractor management

About Kathy Zeigler

Kathy’s background is in environmental compliance and remediation. After two years of providing volunteer services, she joined the Institute for Conservation Medicine (ICM) in March 2019 as the Program Manager. Kathy manages the compliance and permitting aspects of ICM conservation projects, student internships, as well as budgets and other financial matters. 

Prior to working at the Zoo, Kathy worked for Medtronic (formerly Covidien, Tyco, Mallinckrodt) for almost 30 years. As a remediation project manager, Kathy managed investigations and clean up plans for large remediation sites across the U.S., working collaboratively with regulatory agencies, other companies, and local communities to develop solutions that met all stakeholder needs. These solutions took a One Health approach to remediation since ecological and human health risk assessments are critical components of remedy development.  Her experience also includes regulatory compliance including permitting and reporting to various environmental agencies. 

At the ICM, Kathy applies her knowledge of regulatory processes to ICM permits for conservation work. She also uses her experience working with stakeholders to communicate technical/scientific information to the public. As Program Manager, Kathy provides an important role managing the various day-to-day operations of the ICM.