Aipperspach to step down from Bonobo Hope Sanctuary, join board of directors
June 11, 2010
Des Moines, Iowa - June 11, 2010 - The operations director of Bonobo Hope Sanctuary, Jim Aipperspach, will resign later this month and join the board of directors of the Des Moines-based scientific research organization.
resignation will be effective June 30 to be followed by his
appointment to the board of directors July 1.
assumed the operational leadership of Bonobo Hope Sanctuary
in October 2005.
As director of operations, he coordinated and supervised all non-scientific responsibilities: accounting, administration, communications, fund-raising, grounds and maintenance, human resources and public safety.
"Bonobo Hope Sanctuary
has provided some of the most rewarding experiences in my professional career," said Aipperspach
"While I'll miss the privilege of working with such dedicated people, I look forward, as a board member, to contributing my efforts to the mission of this important organization."
will be added to the Bonobo Hope Sanctuary
board of directors that includes Margo Blumenthal, West Des Moines; Lynda Chase, Des Moines; Suku Radia, West Des Moines; Ted Townsend, Urbandale and Connie Wimer, Des Moines.
William M. Fields, director of scientific research at Bonobo Hope Sanctuary, is now responsible for those operations within the organization previously directed by Aipperspach.