New Verona Athletic and Activities DIrector Joel Zimba will host two meet and greets this summer to meet community members before school begins.

The first meet and greet is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center. The second meet and greet session is slated for Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County.

Zimba will share his philosophy and take informal questions from community members.

Zimba, a Mozambique native of Africa, who turns 31 in August, takes over for Mark Kryka, who stepped down at the end of the year after 31 years.

Zimba has a master’s degree in sports administration from Valparaiso (Ind.) University, where he later served as director of basketball operations.