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Dr. Brian Davis, Georgia Aquarium President and CEO, Sworn-In as New Chair of the Board for Association of Zoos and Aquariums

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is announcing the swearing-in of Dr. Brian Davis, President and CEO of Georgia Aquarium, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors. “I have known Brian for several years. His impressive accomplishments and the high regard in which he is held across the accredited aquarium and zoo community speak to his many talents. The AZA community is poised to benefit from his leadership and vision as he assumes the chair of... Read More
at Friday, September 24, 2021

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Announces 2020 Honors and Awards Recipients

Silver Spring, MD (September 17, 2020) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recognized the achievements of over 20 AZA member facilities in the fields of conservation, education, research, exhibit design, marketing, diversity, research, and volunteer engagement during the 2020 Virtual AZA Annual Conference this September. “In these unprecedented times, I am glad we could convene and honor the outstanding achievements of the distinguished leaders in our... Read More
at Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Peggy Sloan, Shedd Aquarium Executive, Sworn-In as New Chair of the Board at Association of Zoos and Aquariums

SILVER SPRING, Md.  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is announcing the swearing-in of Peggy Sloan, Chief Animal Operations Officer at John G. Shedd Aquarium, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors. “Peggy is an insightful, capable leader with a clear passion for protecting wildlife and wild places. Her experience in aquarium affairs and dedication to serving the AZA community makes her well-suited for this important position,” said Dan Ashe,... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, October 15, 2018

Association of Zoos & Aquariums Announces Annual Honors and Awards Recipients

SILVER SPRING, Md.   – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recognized the achievements of over 25 member facilities in the fields of conservation, education, research, exhibit design, marketing, sustainability, and volunteer engagement during the annual AZA conference this September in Indianapolis.  AZA also honored two individuals who have demonstrated their passion for wildlife conservation and made significant, ground-breaking contributions to the zoo and... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Thursday, September 28, 2017

AZA and IMATA Co-Locate Their 2014 Annual Conferences in Orlando

Silver Spring, MD-  The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA) are co-locating their Annual Conference from September 12-18, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The event is expected to draw more than 3,000 participants and attract hundreds of product and service providers, making it the most well attended zoo and aquarium event in both organizations’ history. “Both AZA and IMATA help to protect... Read More
at Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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