Trends Committee


  • Identifies, evaluates and prioritizes industry and external trends to provide actionable, forward-looking data and tools so that AZA is able to strategically anticipate and meet the needs of its members
  • Provides recommendations to AZA staff and committees regarding how best to educate AZA members to use data correctly

Dolf DeJong, Toronto Zoo

Debra Erickson, San Diego Zoo Global

Christian Burrell
Nik Dehejia, Oakland Zoo
Dolf DeJong, Toronto Zoo
Debra Erickson, San Diego Zoo
Norah Fletchall, Buffalo Zoo
Jennifer Gauble, Saint Louis Zoo
Mimi Hahn, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Audra Jesudason, Houston Zoo, Inc.
John Kemper, PGAV Destinations
Dan Maloney, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Zach Mellender, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Bobbi Miller, Woodland Park Zoo
Brian O'Connell, Utah's Hogle Zoo
Douglas Piekarz, Akron Zoo
Anthony Rivera, Georgia Aquarium
Lawrence Sorel, New York State Zoo at Thompson Park
Debbi Stone, The Florida Aquarium
Krista Swan, Oregon Zoo
Jennifer Whitener, Denver Zoo

Board Liaison
Brian Davis, Ph.D., Georgia Aquarium

Committee Liaison
Ellen Averill, Tulsa Zoo

AZA Staff Liaison
Rob Vernon

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