ROYAL OAK, Mich., July 14, 2014 – The Detroit Zoological Society has appointed Terry S. Harvill, Ph.D., Alan Jay Kaufman, Lisa Mark Lis, Stuart Robbins and Melissa Roy to a three-year term on its Board of Directors.

“We’re honored to have these outstanding community leaders join us at this exciting and transformational time in the zoo’s history,” said Detroit Zoological Society Chairman of the Board Gail Warden.

Dr. Harvill is Vice President of ITC Grid Development for ITC Holdings Corp., responsible for the development and execution of the company's strategic plan related to transmission development. Kaufman is Chairman, President and CEO of H.W.

Kaufman Financial Group and founding senior partner of the Kaufman, Payton & Chapa law firm.

Lis is a philanthropist and community advocate. She previously served as Marketing Director of her family’s business, Weight Watchers.

Robbins is the former Managing Director of Global Equities for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, one of Wall Street’s leading investment banks.

Roy serves as Assistant County Executive of Macomb County. She previously spent 12 years at the Detroit Regional Chamber, working in economic development and government relations.