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Executive Management Team

Elizabeth Hennig

Elizabeth Hennig, Chief Financial Officer

Since 2001, Elizabeth Hennig has held positions with steadily increasing levels of responsibility at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo in the offices of accounting, finance, development, administration, and human resources, expanding her organizational understanding by playing a key role in organizational restructuring and development, strategic planning, compliance, risk management, facility project management, government affairs, Board relations, budget development, and financial management. In 2006, Elizabeth earned certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute as a Professional in Human Resources. After completing an MBA at the University of South Florida in 2008, Elizabeth was promoted to the position of Director of Administration. In December 2010, Elizabeth was named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Lowry Park Zoological Society to lead a year of business improvements. Elizabeth was named Tampa Bay Business Journal’s CFO of the Year in the nonprofit category in 2012, and is an alumnus of the Leadership Tampa program, Class 2013.

Larry Killmar

Dr. Larry Killmar, Vice President, Animal Science and Conservation, came to Lowry Park Zoo in 2007 with nearly 40 years of zoological experience. He holds a PhD in Business Administration and an MBA from California Coast University.

Larry is widely published in animal care and management and is a sought-after instructor on Collections Management Techniques and Functions of Animal Care Staff. He is Chairperson, Coordinator, or member of numerous Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plans (SSP), and chaired a task force on management techniques, treatment, and handling procedures of captive elephants in North America. He was a member of AZA’s Trends Task Force in 2004, presently a member of AZA Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee and is President of the Florida Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Larry began his career at the Zoological Society of San Diego (ZSSD), rising from buildings and grounds attendant to Deputy Director of Collections. Dr. Killmar played a key role in positioning ZSSD as a world conservation leader, expanding its on-site conservation program into the field. In 2003, he managed the importation of 11 African elephants from Swaziland, including 4 males and 7 females, all of whom have now calved with the birth of 2 females at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo in 2012 and 2013. In 2010, he accepted the American Federation of Aviculture “Avy Award” for Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo for its first hatching in North America of the African shoebill.

Dr. Killmar manages all aspects of the Zoo’s animal science and conservation programs, including administration, operations, budget, and media relations.

Tony Moore

Tony Moore, Chief Operating Officer, with 30 years of experience in the theme park and hospitality industry. He holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and has directed operational divisions at a number of popular theme parks.

Tony served at the corporate level for Busch Entertainment, as the Executive Assistant to the President and Chairman of the Board. He is responsible for all aspects of the Zoo’s operations and compliance including merchandise, culinary operations, membership, guest services, facilities maintenance and grounds management.

As a member of the Executive Team, Mr. Moore is also involved with budgeting and strategic planning, bringing to bear his expertise in ride operations, customer service, revenue yield management, marketing and environmental health & safety.

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