Bronx Zoo WCS’ Rosemary De Luca was honored at retirement party by Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and several other elected officials
Bronx Zoo’s Rosemary De Luca Celebrates Retirement
(l-r) Michael Max Knobbe, John Marano, Joseph Thompson, Rosemary De Luca, John Bonizio, Thomas Messina representing Congressman Joseph Crowley had a great evening.
An outgoing Wildlife Conservation Society leader was honored for her dedicated service to the institution and the people of the Bronx. A retirement party was held in honor of the Bronx Zoo WCS’ Rosemary De Luca on Wednesday, July 12 inside the zoo’s Schiff Family Great Hall. De Luca has served as WCS’ director of Government Relations for the last 16 years and previously worked as the New York Botanical Garden’s Community Affairs manager for seven years. Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and other elected officials declared the day as ‘Rosemary De Luca Day’ in her honor.
Rosemary De Luca (c) received congratulations from her friends (l-r) Geri Sciortino, Elizabeth Figueroa, Lisa Sorin, Ana Vincenty and Laura Guerriero at the celebration.
Rosemary De Luca (2nd from r) received a framed aerial rendering of the Bronx Zoo.
Senator Jamaal Bailey (r) presented De Luca (c) with an citation of merit.
Rosemary De Luca happily accepted her awards and proclamations from (l-r) assembly members Victor Pichardo, Jeffrey Dinowitz, Luis Sepulveda and Mark Gjonaj.
(back, l-r) Geri Sciortino, Laura Guerriero, Lisa Sorin, Elizabeth Figueroa and Ana Vincenty held photos of (front, l-r) Senator Jeff Klein; assembly members Michael Benedetto and Mark Gjonaj; John Calvelli, Bronx Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Society vice president of Public Affairs and Thomas Messina.
Updated 5:10 pm, July 9, 2018