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, Atlantis, Paradise Island

Jeanette Andreski, Akron Zoological Park
Scott Carter, Detroit Zoological Society
Nik Dehejia, Oakland Zoo
Dolf DeJong, Toronto Zoo
Debra Erickson, Atlantis, Paradise Island
Norah Fletchall, Buffalo Zoo
Jennifer Gauble, Saint Louis Zoo
Richard Glover Jr., Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Garden
Audra Jesudason, Houston Zoo Inc.
John Kemper, PGAV Destinations
Scott Lobaugh, The SSA Group
Dan Maloney, Louisville Zoological Garden
Zach Mellender, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Bobbi Miller, Woodland Park Zoo
Brian O'Connell, Utah's Hogle Zoo
Anthony Rivera, Georgia Aquarium
James Sheard, Elmwood Park Zoo
Lawrence Sorel, Zoo New York
Debbi Stone, The Florida Aquarium
Krista Swan, Oregon Zoo
Jennifer Whitener
Wei Ying Wong, Alaska SEALIFE Center

Board Liaison
Douglas Piekarz, Akron Zoological Park

Committee Liaison
Ellen Averill, Tulsa Zoo

AZA Staff Liaison
Rob Vernon

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