The Board of Directors at Ross Park Zoo has hired a new Executive Director.

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Phillip Ginter will take over the job at the Binghamton Zoo on March 25th.

Ginter is a life-long Broome County resident and has a long history with local non-profit organizations like the Broome County Arts Council and the United Way of Broome County with experience in grant-writing and program development.  The board said Phillip’s background with not-for-profit operations will pair well with the zoo’s existing animal care team.

Visitors can meet the new director on opening day scheduled for April 20th and Members Only Night April 27th.

Binghamton’s zoo on the South Side is scheduled to be open on weekends, weather-permitting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Saturday, March 16.

The 2019 Ross Park Zoo events calendar is now available online at rossparkzoo.com.