Trends Committee

Trends Committee Mission

  • 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

Steve Burns, Utah's Hogle Zoo

Debra Erickson, San Diego Zoo Global
Richard Gamble, CZS - Brookfield Zoo

Board Liaison
Mark Penning, Disney's Animal Kingdom

AZA Staff Liaison
Rob Vernon

Henry Bireline, Toledo Zoo
Christian Burrell, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Robert George, Zoo New England
Mimi Hahn, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Audra Jesudason, Houston Zoo
Erin Krueger, Zoo Atlanta
Zach Mellender, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Dan Simon, Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum
Joseph M. Soltis, Ph.D., Disney's Animal Kingdom
Larry Sorel, Thompson Park Zoo and Conservancy
Debbi Stone, The Florida Aquarium
Bill Street, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
Jennifer Whitener, Woodland Park Zoo

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