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George Oldenburg
Owner & Director

George Oldenburg is the Owner & Director of Zoosiana.  In this position since 2002, George’s vision has been one of quality before quantity.  George works hard to infiltrate a strong personal touch throughout the park and is actively involved in all aspects of the zoo.

George left his banking career as a senior executive to purchase the zoo.  His 22 year history in the financial and banking industry provided him with key skills to run a risky and unpredictable venture.

George maintains strong ties with the local community and holds or held board positions for many civic organizations, including Big Brother Big Sisters of Acadiana, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, and many more.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, College of Applied Life Sciences, awarded George as the Outstanding Alumnus in 2006.  As a 1979 graduate of the, then, University of Southwestern Louisiana in horticulture business, George went to work for the USDA making loans to farmers before beginning his advanced banking career.

George has been covered in FORBES Magazine, top-featured in Susan Crandell's THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW, and many other publications.  George is an Associate Member in the Zoological Association of America and can be seen nearly daily at the zoo.  George lives in Broussard with his wife, Marleen.  



 

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