Marketing Committee

Marketing Committee Mission

The Marketing Committee: 

  • Serves as the zoo and aquarium professional community’s leading voice on marketing trends and opportunities.
  • Enhances, elevates and protects the brand and mission of accredited zoos and aquariums through national awareness campaigns.
  • Works to generate new revenue streams by providing expertise and support for building awareness and participation in AZA and its programs.
  • Enhances the quality and professionalism of AZA member marketing staff through annual/regional conferences, sharing of best practices and resources, facilitating networking opportunities, and administration of the annual Excellence in Marketing Award.

Chair
Kait Hilliard, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association

Vice-Chair
Kristie Ray, Georgia Aquarium

Board Liaison
Elizabeth Whealy, Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History

AZA Staff Liaison
Jeff Dow
 

Advisors 
Trish Bump, Phoenix Zoo.
Gregg Dancho, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Krista Swan, Oregon Zoo
Ginnie Westmoreland, Saint Louis Zoo

Members
Lance Beck, Oregon Coast Aquarium
Ryan Bickel, Blank Park Zoo
Laura Doty, Memphis Zoo
Pete Fingerhut, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Richard Glover, Texas State Aquarium
Greg Heanue, Oklahoma City Zoo
Courtney Jolly, Naples Zoo
Jennifer Lynch, Brandywine Zoo
Ashley Morgan Mobley, Sequoia Park Zoo
Suzanne Pelisson-Beasley, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Dawn Petrick, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Marie Revenew, Denver Zoo
Leah Rippe, CZS, Brookfield Zoo
Tina Tison, Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Andy Wood, The Florida Aquarium
Lochlan Wooten, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
 


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