Jim Maddy (Chair of the Board)

President & CEO (Retired), Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Jim Maddy is the President & CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of accredited zoos and aquariums in the areas of animal care, wildlife conservation, education and science. Jim has a long career in the area of conservation policy and advocacy. His experience includes serving as President of the National Park Foundation, Washington, DC. Prior to that he served as President of the League of Conservation Voters, also in Washington. Jim was the founding director of the Western Governor’s Association and currently sits on the board for the Student Conservation Association (SCA), in addition to the Center for Clean Air Policy.