BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park announced Friday it has named Phillip Ginter as its new executive director, effective March 25.
Ginter is a lifelong resident of Broome County, with a broad background in the local nonprofit community including HealthLinkNY, Broome County Arts Council, and the United Way of Broome County, the zoo said in a news release. He has experience in grant management, program development, strategic visioning, and community engagement.
Binghamton Zoo members and visitors will be able to meet Ginter on grand opening day, April 20 and members only night, April 27.
Ginter replaces Jacqueline Peeler, who served as executive director of the zoo since January 2017 and has left for a museum job in Boston.
Weather permitting, the Binghamton Zoo says it will be open on the weekends only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting March 16.
The Binghamton Zoo is located at 60 Morgan Road in Binghamton. It was founded in 1875 and is the fifth oldest zoo in the country.
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