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Viewpoint: Maryland Zoo’s $17M overhaul of African Journey big step for Baltimore

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By: Ed Brake

No matter how you look at it, $17 million is a lot of money. And it’s how much the Maryland Zoo is investing to renovate and improve their African Journey exhibits.

The renovations encompass the most highly visited exhibits at the zoo, specifically the elephant, giraffe, and lion habitats. But beyond these costs, and the closures during the busy summer season, what does this all mean for the zoo and the Greater Baltimore community in the long run and why is it so important?

In the September 14, 2018, digital-edition of The Baltimore Business Journal, Ed Brake, CEO and Managing Director here at Ellin & Tucker and Vice President of the Board of Trustees at the Maryland Zoo, lends his perspective on these new renovations and what they mean for both the zoo and the city.

To read the article, please visit Viewpoint: Maryland Zoo’s $17M overhaul of African Journey big step for Baltimore on The Baltimore Business Journal’s website (Subscription required).

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Ed Brake HeadshotED BRAKE, CPA, began his time as an administrator at Ellin & Tucker in 1982, making the firm one of the only accounting firms in the U.S. to hire a non-billable manager to oversee day-to-day operations. He quickly identified ways to increase Ellin & Tucker’s efficiency, and was promoted to CEO and Managing Director in 1990. His strategic vision for defined success and a collaborative work culture has led the firm to more than double its business portfolio, increase staffing, and position the company as Baltimore’s 5th largest audit, accounting, tax and business consulting firm. Ed’s expertise includes practice management, cost containment and a leadership role in the career development process of young professional.

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