MINNEAPOLIS, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Global nonprofit Species360 announced today that Jeanette Olson, VP of Technology Services for Target Corporation, has joined its Board of Trustees. Olson manages a global IT team of more than 400. She is responsible for the strategic direction of technology solutions used to support Target's Human Resources, Property Development, Indirect Sourcing & Procurement, Assets Protection, Finance and Financial Services Businesses.
Species360 supports more than 1,200 institutional members in 99 countries with Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) development, data services management, and conservation science programs. Member aquariums, zoos, wildlife refuges, conservation agencies, universities, research and governmental agencies use ZIMS to share data on animals, establish best practices, and ensure the health of populations.
The Species360 Conservation Science Alliance, a research arm of Species360, applies analytics to global data, including IUCN Red List, CITES, TRAFFIC, EDGE, AZE, ZIMS, and more, to gain new insight to species populations and survival timelines. Research led in collaboration with IUCN Species Survival Commission, CITES, and others, drives insightful decisions on many levels, from enforcing illegal wildlife trade laws to calculating viability of insurance populations.
Species360 Board of Trustees Chairman: Dr. Cheng Wen-Haur, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, Singapore Chair-Elect: Rasem Baban, Hellabrunn Tierpark der Münchner, Germany Treasurer: Nicola Craddock, Zoo and Aquarium Association(ZAA), Australasia Secretary: Frands Carlsen, Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark
Svetlana Akulova, Moscow Zoo, Russia Jackson Andrews, Tennessee Aquarium, United States Dr. Onnie Byers, Conservation Planning Specialists Group (CPSG), United States Dr. Paul Calle, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), United States María Clara Domínguez, Fundación Zoológica de Cali, Columbia Phil Frost, BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, United States Myfanwy Griffith, European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Amsterdam, Netherlands Jim Guenter, Ex Officio, CEO, Species360, United States Bjarne Klausen, Odense Zoo, Denmark Dr. Arne Lawrenz, Wuppertal Zoo, Germany Dr. Etsuo Narushima, Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums(JAZA), Japan Jeanette Olson, Target Corporation, United States Tracy Rehse, National Zoological Gardens,South Africa, and Pan-African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZA), Africa David Page, San Diego Zoo Global, United States Bart Shepherd, Steinhart Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences, United States Dr. Sally Sherwen, Zoos Victoria, Australia Dr. Peter Paul van Dijk, Turtle Conservancy and Global Wildlife Conservation, United States Dr. Robert J. Wiese, San Diego Zoo Global and Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), United States Martín Zordan, CEO, World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), Barcelona, Spain