Government Affairs Committee

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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE




Government Affairs Committee Mission

  • Protects AZA's position on regulatory and legislative matters on behalf of its members
  • Serves as an advocate for AZA members by assisting and influencing U.S. agencies as well as Capitol Hill in the development of effective governmental policies relating to the zoo and aquarium's industries

Chair

Bert Castro, Phoenix Zoo

Vice Chair

Ana Bowie, Denver Zoo

Advisers

Shareen Knowlton, Roger Williams Park Zoo (CEC Liaison)

Kenneth Woodson, Philadelphia Zoo

Board Liaison

Lynn Clements, Virginia Aquarium

AZA Staff Liaisons

Jennifer Keaton

Steve Olson

Members

Steve Coan, Mystic Aquarium

Donna Damson, San Diego Zoo

Gregg Dancho, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

William Foster, D.V.M., Birmingham Zoo

Elizabeth Fowler, Cleveland Zoo Society

Roger Germann, John G. Shedd Aquarium

Cynthia Holter, Saint Louis Zoo

Tara Jones, Ph.D., Alaska SeaLife Center

Dan Maloney, Jacksonville Zoo

Lynn McDuffie, Disney's Animal Kingdom

Cynthia Mead, Franklin Park Zoo

Jack Mulvena, Naples Zoo

Conrad Schmitt, Zoo Miami

Larry Sorel, Seneca Park Zoo

Tom Stalf, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium