Talent Acquisition Specialist
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Randy Thomas is the Talent Acquisition Specialist at Akron Zoo where he manages the full-cycle of Job recruitment. Randy’s role is to maintain and build a network of potential candidates through proactive research, sourcing of passive candidates and ongoing relationship management.
Randy grew up as a military brat and was exposed to all part of the world including being exposed to animals in their native habitat. After graduating from London Central High School in the UK, he then pursued a bachelors in History and Political Science from Kent State University.
Randy’s favorite part of his job is being apart of an organization that makes real world impacts on conservation and animal care. The cheetah has always been a favorite of his during his time spent in Botswana at a rehabilitation park. His advice for anyone looking into similar work, is to not pass up any opportunity to network and engage with others!