NEW ORLEANS — Dr. Kyle Burks has been elected to serve on the board of administrators for the Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums. Burks is govt vp and chief working officer of Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans. He oversees the operations of all of Audubon’s 9 mission-based amenities and public parks. On the AZA’s current convention in Columbus, Ohio, he was sworn in for his three-year time period on the management board.
The Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums is a nonprofit group devoted to the development of zoos and aquariums within the areas of conservation, animal welfare, training, science and recreation. AZA is the accrediting physique for the highest zoos and aquariums in the USA and 12 different international locations.
Burks has been a zoo and aquarium skilled for greater than 30 years, first as an animal conduct researcher, then later as an govt. His profession has spanned work at a number of the nation’s prime amenities, together with Zoo Atlanta, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Denver Zoo and Sacramento Zoo.