AZA News Releases

Category: BoD

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

Bert Castro, President and CEO of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo, Sworn In as New Chair of the Board at Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Silver Spring, MD (September 18, 2020) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is pleased to announce Norberto J. (Bert) Castro, President and CEO of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors. “To say that Bert is going to be facing a challenging year as Chair of the AZA Board of Directors would be a severe understatement,” said Dan Ashe, President and CEO of AZA. “As AZA members deal with the... Read More
at Friday, September 18, 2020

Dr. Chris Kuhar, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Director, 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 Dr. Chris Kuhar, Director of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors. “Dr. Kuhar is an intelligent, accomplished leader with a demonstrated commitment to saving animals from extinction,” said AZA President and CEO Dan Ashe. “His expertise in conservation issues and dedication to serving the AZA community makes him well-suited... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Thursday, September 19, 2019

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

Bronx Zoo Director Jim Breheny Sworn-In as Chair of the Board at Association of Zoos and Aquariums

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is announcing the swearing-in of Jim Breheny, Director of the Bronx Zoo, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors. “Jim has been a strong and influential voice within the AZA community for years. Jim’s experience in animal welfare and husbandry, combined with an incredible commitment to field conservation and saving species, make him well-suited to lead us as the next chair of the AZA Board of... Read More
at Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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