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Species360 science team – transforming data into conservation action

Meet the experts on the Species360 science team who are leveraging the power of ZIMS data for conservation science and research. Our goal since day one is to develop strategic research that explores and demonstrates the value of our member’s data.

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Prof. Dalia A Conde PhD

Director of Science

Dr. Dalia A. Conde is the Director of Science at Species360. She comes to us from the Department of Biology at the Interdisciplinary Center on Population Dynamics and the Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), where she will continue to serve as an Associate Professor.
Education

She has a Ph.D.…

Peter Donlon

Director of Global Membership Development

Peter works with aquariums, zoos, conservation groups, partners and other organizations worldwide to grow the Species360 community through new member development and communications. He joined Species360 in 2012 and brings over 25 years of executive leadership to member-focused organizations.

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Jim Guenter

CEO

Jim has led Species360 since 2015. Before joining our organization, he served in technology leadership roles for major US corporations including Target.com, Best Buy, and Accenture.  Jim also served 5 years in the US Army.

Elisabeth Hunt

Director of Member Support and Training

Elisabeth oversees member support and training for Species360, and is responsible for what has become a highly regarded team of industry experts that work side-by-side with members to help them achieve their goals. Elisabeth began her career at Binder Park Zoo in Michigan, USA, where she worked for thirteen years before moving to Minnesota and joining Species360 in 2002.

Keith Olson

Director of Finance

Keith oversees finance and accounting operations for Species360. Before joining Species360 in 2016, Keith served in non-profit financial leadership positions with Children’s Cancer Research Fund, DARTS, and Twin Cities PBS.

Doug Verduzco

Chief Information Officer

Doug leads the product, technology and development teams at Species360.  He is responsible for performance, security, infrastructure and solutions that support the member community, including the suite of ZIMS solutions used by aquariums and zoological institutions worldwide. Doug directs research and development initiatives, introducing new features and functionality in an Agile Technology environment. Doug has served in many different roles for ZIMS, going back to 2001.  …

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