LeadershipAZFA PresidentAllmon ForresterDirector of Operations, John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids, MichiganAllmon ForresterDirector of Operations, John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids, MichiganAZFA President-ElectBrian TimmDirector of Facilities, Henry Doorly Zoo & AquariumBrian TimmDirector of Facilities, Henry Doorly Zoo & AquariumBrian is the Director of Facilities at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska. He has been in the Director’s position for the past six years and finds it to be challenging and rewarding at the same time. Brian currently oversees Maintenance and Building Engineering, Rides Maintenance, Horticulture, and the Custodial Department. When these areas fail to keep him busy, he also Co-Chairs the Sustainability efforts of the zoo, supervises staff-related safety ventures and has recently added ADA Coordinator to his list of duties.AZFA Past PresidentBob WengelVP of Facilities, John G. Shedd AquariumBob WengelVP of Facilities, John G. Shedd AquariumBob Wengel began his career at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago as a maintenance carpenter in 1995. Since that time, he has built his reputation as a champion of sustainability and conservation, and was named “Facility Executive of the Year” by Today’s Facility Manager in 2012. He is currently working with the City of Chicago to create Shedd’s Master Energy Roadmap, which aims to make the aquarium the first clean-energy-powered cultural institution by 2020.AZFA Vice PresidentGary MolléMaintenance Manager, Cleveland Metroparks ZooGary MolléMaintenance Manager, Cleveland Metroparks ZooSecretarySam PetersonSustainability Coordinator, San Antonio ZooSam PetersonSustainability Coordinator, San Antonio ZooTreasurerAndrew MartiDirector of Facilities Management, Saint Louis ZooAndrew MartiDirector of Facilities Management, Saint Louis ZooAndrew joined AZFA in 2013. He began his zoo career in 2010 at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and worked as the Facilities Manager. In 2017, Andrew started at the Saint Louis Zoo and currently serves as the Director of Facilities Management.Past TreasurerMichael Patera(retired), Cleveland Metroparks ZooMichael Patera(retired), Cleveland Metroparks ZooMichael spent his career at Cleveland Metroparks boosting efficiency in the zoo, and helping to coordinate further education of visitors and professionals alike.Director at Large (Year 1)Rudy CastañedaFacilities Superintendent (retired), El Paso ZooRudy CastañedaFacilities Superintendent (retired), El Paso ZooDirector at Large (Year 2)Mark FisherSenior Director of Facilities, Planning and Sustainability, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenMark FisherSenior Director of Facilities, Planning and Sustainability, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenIn 2006, Mark came on board at the Cincinnati Zoo as the Senior Director of Facilities and Planning. In addition to the standard duties of a facilities manager, Mark is also the driving force behind the Zoo's distinction as the greenest Zoo in America.Director at Large (Year 3)John KanziaEnvironmental Quality Manager, Brookfield ZooJohn KanziaEnvironmental Quality Manager, Brookfield ZooJohn became part of the Brookfield Zoo team in February 2006. Today, John operates one of the most comprehensive Environmental Quality programs in the country at this zoo just outside of Chicago.