Meet Michael Gantt

Written on December 20, 2021

Michael’s 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, finance, and strategic growth will bring incredible value to our team, Phoenix Society, and the burn community we serve.

Amy Acton, CEO

Meet Michael Gantt

Chief Operating Officer / Integrator

We are delighted to welcome Michael Gantt to the Phoenix Society team. In his new role, Michael will work closely with the Leadership Team and the Board of Directors on the integration and execution of our business plan. As we continue to work toward building a sustainable organization, Michael’s skills and experience will be a valuable addition to the team.

Prior to coming to Phoenix Society, Michael spent the past 25 years in nonprofit leadership roles, including the Chief Financial Officer at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, MI, and The Family Institute at Northwestern University and Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, IL. As the Chief Financial Officer for John Ball Zoo, Michael directly supported the CEO on all financial, business, and strategic decision-making, and worked closely with the Board of Directors to ensure financial integrity, oversight, and best practices. Additionally, he provided leadership and direction on all financial activity while collaborating with colleagues to ensure best-practice fiscal management in support of the zoo’s mission.