Ourso College Alumnus Elected Chair for Species360

Phil Frost

Phil Frost

February 16, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Phil Frost, director of BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, was recently elected chair of the board for Species360, an international data sharing company aiding over 1,000 member institutions, including the global community of zoos, aquariums and other wildlife organizations in more than 90 countries. Frost has served on the board for Species360 for five years prior to this election.

Species360’s mission is to aid members in saving endangered animals from extinction. Created by the members to advance global collaboration and information sharing, Species360 Zoological Information Management Software is the gold standard in animal record-keeping. The program’s insights help members exceed their conservation and sustainability goals for the diverse and endangered species in their care. The software is available in English, French, Russian and Japanese.
“This is truly an honor. To serve alongside such well-respected and talented leaders in the zoo and aquarium world means a lot to me. I am looking forward to making a further impact on the future of endangered species globally in this trusted role,” said Frost.  
Frost earned his master of public administration from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business in 2009. He promotes and supports the college’s Public Administration Institute as a member of the PAI Advisory Board.
To view the full listing of Species360 officers, please visit species360.org/2018/02/new-officers/.
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 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 percent of zoos in the nation. 
About the Public Administration Institute
The Public Administration Institute at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers a 45-hour degree program that emphasizes management, financial and public policy expertise for those leading public agencies, nonprofit and healthcare organizations and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies. For more information, visit www.business.lsu.edu/pai or call 225-578-6743.

Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business