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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Welcomes New Director of Finance

For Immediate Release: June 9, 2011

Breta Smith Brings Over 25 Years of Accounting Experience to the Zoo

[Columbia, SC] — Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is pleased to welcome Breta Smith as its new director of finance. Smith joined Riverbanks on May 16, 2011.

The University of South Carolina graduate is a certified public accountant (CPA) and comes to Riverbanks with more than 25 years of experience in accounting. Smith was most recently the director of finance and controlling at Ebewe Parenta Pharmaceuticals.

"Breta brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Riverbanks’ finance office,” said Satch Krantz, executive director of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. "We are delighted to have her join our management team.”

A native of Orangeburg, SC and the proud mother of three girls, Smith enjoys spending time outdoors and reading in her spare time.

Smith succeeds George Davis, who retired from Riverbanks in February 2011, after 39 years.