January 09, 2014
BATON ROUGE, LA - The International Species Information System, (ISIS), the global leader in animal management and conservation collaboration solutions for over 830 zoos and aquariums, announced the election of executive officers for the 2014 Board of Trustees, which includes the Director of BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, Phil Frost. The full committee of executive officers that will lead the ISIS organization include:
Chair: Mr. Jim Fleshman, Cameron Park Zoo, United States
Vice Chair: Mr. Jonathan Wilcken, Auckland Zoo, New Zealand
Treasurer: Mr. Phil Frost, Baton Rouge Zoo, United States
Secretary: Ms. Paula Brock, Zoological Society of San Diego, United States
The remaining elected board of trustees includes:
Michael Crowther, Indianapolis Zoo, United States
Theo Pagel, Cologne Zoo, Germany
Radoslaw Ratajszczak, Wroclaw Zoo, Poland
Suzanne Gendron, Ocean Park Corporation, Hong Kong
Mark Challis, Belfast Zoological Gardens, Northern Ireland
Frank Carlos Camacho, African Safari, Mexico
Dr. Clément Lanthier, Calgary Zoo, Canada
Dr. Paul Calle, Wildlife Conservation Society, United States
"The ISIS Board has historically had strong, effective leadership," said Roger Stonecipher, CEO of ISIS. "This group of officers continues with that tradition and will strengthen our leadership role as the most effective institution addressing the animal management needs of the global zoo and aquarium community."
Frost was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2013 and is now serving his second of what will be a three-year term on the Board. For the complete list of the ISIS Board of Trustees, please visit www2.isis.org/AboutISIS/Pages/Board-of-trustees.aspx.
About International Species Information System (ISIS)
International Species Information System (ISIS), a non-profit founded in 1974, provides membership services to over 830 institutions in 84 countries. ISIS software solutions have long been recognized as the world-standard in facilitating collaboration in animal information management and conservation within the zoological and aquaria communities. The largest industry database, containing detailed information on more than 2,800,000 animals and 10,000 species, supports important global initiatives in conservation, population sustainability and bio-diversity.
About BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is a place where people connect with animals, including tigers, giraffes, rhinos and alligators. The world-class Realm of the Tiger, Flamingo Cove, Giants of the Islands, Safari Playground, L'aquarium de Louisiane, Parrot Paradise and KidsZoo exhibits offer fun and education for all ages. The Baton Rouge Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a distinction reserved for only the top 10% of zoos in the nation.