Rose is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of ZT’s guest experience, ensuring the brand positioning is consistent with brand deliverables. The following functions report to Rose: park operations, admissions, merchandise, guest engagement, facilities management, and marketing. Rose brings more than 40 years of experience in theme park and attraction marketing, business development, and strategic planning. Prior to joining ZT, Rose served as the Chief Operating Officer at The Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa. Previously, Rose spent 30 years working for SeaWorld and Busch Entertainment Corporation (BEC), including management positions in six of BEC’s ten parks.
Massaro is responsible for providing strategic leadership to all daily zoological operations aligned with ZooTampa’s brand, mission, and core values, including animal acquisition, disposition, exhibit management, animal husbandry, and guest engagement. He oversees the overall day-to-day management of ZT’s Animal Care Team, including providing exemplary care and enrichment activities for the Zoo’s animal population. Massaro ensures animal care staff is progressively trained to exceed applicable protocols and is responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal and state regulations and AZA policies. He has more than 20 years of experience in the care, welfare, and management of animals right here in Tampa. Massaro has been responsible for advancing a number of our animal care programs, including developing a model elephant program that produced the first naturally conceived elephant calves ever born at ZT. Massaro is also a member of the AZA rhinoceros’ taxon advisory group, contributing his expertise, focus, and commitment to the long-term survival of rhinos both in human care and beyond.
McLachlan’s responsibilities include developing, implementing, and evaluating empathy practices at the Zoo through natural connections and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programming. She is also responsible for broadening local and national program involvement through collaboration and partnerships, some of which include Tampa Bay STEM Network, Champions for Children, Early Learning Coalition, The Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library, Positive Wide Behavior Program through the University of South Florida, MacDonald Training Center, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities through the University of South Florida, and Beacon College Anthrozoology class. She develops innovative funding opportunities that empower lifelong learners to appreciate, protect, and understand the world around them. She fosters related opportunities for all ages, socio-economic backgrounds, abilities, and education levels in the community. McLachlan also establishes strategic partnerships with compatible conservation organizations and oversees ZooTampa’s Early Childhood Education program (“Zoo School”), bringing over 20 years of experience in the environmental education field, inclusive of work within a nonprofit zoological setting.
THE LOWRY PARK ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF TAMPA, INC.
Robert Thomas, Board Chair
Steve Stagg, Board Vice Chair
Dan Honegger, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Stephanie Stanfield, Secretary
Keenan Baldwin, Government Affairs Committee Chair
Kerrie Campbell, Human Capital Committee Chair
Nelson Castellano, Nominating & Governance Committee Chair
Frank Hancock, Audit Committee Chair
Dr. Ken Atwater
Commissioner Ken Hagan
Dr. Stacy Hahn
Carl Lindell, Jr.
Devanand Mangar, MD
Governor Bob Martinez
Representative Lawrence McClure
Tracy McGrady, Jr.
Councilman Charlie Miranda
Senator Darryl Rouson
Catherine Lowry Straz
Carlton Ward, Jr.
LIFETIME HONORARY MEMBERS
Sally Lowry Baldwin (dec)
Mrs. Mason Lykes (dec)
Dick Stohler, Chair
Elizabeth Fowler, Secretary
Liz Dimmitt, Treasurer
Stacy Miller, Director
Bet Snyder, Director
The Lowry Park Zoo Endowment Foundation exists to ensure excellence in conservation and education programs, and meaningful recreational experiences with wildlife accessible to everyone. We also have a community of generous donors who support the endowment by: