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Audubon Nature Institute Welcomes New Managing Director of Audubon Zoo and Park

Audubon Nature Institute is pleased to announce Steve Marshall as its new Vice President and Managing Director of Audubon Zoo and Park. Steve was selected from a group of highly qualified candidates from across the country and brings years of experience to Audubon.

“In Steve, we have found a managing director with impeccable qualifications passionate about the culture and history of Audubon Nature Institute,” said Dr. Kyle Burks, Audubon Nature Institute Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “His expertise in animal conservation and welfare, paired with his years of zoo operations experience, will strengthen Audubon’s role as a community leader in saving disappearing species and inspiring young people to care about nature," says Burks. 

Marshall has more than 30 years of broad-based management and animal care experience. His most recent position was Director of El Paso Zoo where he helped secure more than $50 million for capital improvements. Marshall also served as Chief Operating Officer of Zoo Atlanta and has been involved in animal care and conservation initiatives ranging from work with giant pandas in China to Mexican wolves. His career uniquely combines animal management with cutting-edge business principles.  

“We look forward to Steve’s leadership in furthering Audubon’s mission of conservation, education and family recreation when he joins us,” says Burks.

Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.