Parks, Peak Team Performance and a Pandemic: A Conversation with Brian Zimmerman

Episode Information

In this episode, Clint has a conversation with Brian Zimmerman, the CEO of Cleveland Metroparks. During their chat, the two discuss leadership strategies in a remote work environment, the importance of focusing on the long game in problem-solving, and the keys to putting together an award-winning team. Plus, Brian shares his personal experience of overseeing crowded golf courses and the birth of a baby gorilla during the Covid-19 pandemic.

About Brian Zimmerman: Brian is the CEO of Cleveland Metroparks, tasked with overseeing and managing thousands of acres of park land, golf courses, lakefronts, hiking trails, a zoo, and much more. In 2021, with Brian at the helm, Cleveland Metroparks was awarded the National Gold Medal “Best in Nation” Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management, a huge accomplishment in any year, but especially so in the middle of a pandemic.