In 2004, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums established the
Wendy Fisher Award for Professional Excellence to honor those AZA
Commercial Members who have demonstrated outstanding character,
leadership, professional excellence and distinguished service to the AZA
and fellow Commercial Members. The award is named for its first
recipient, Wendy Fisher. Only one recipient can be honored in any given
year, and since the award criteria are lofty, it is anticipated that the award will not be given every year.
Charles M. Davis