Leadership is a concept as well as a role at Shedd Aquarium. Executive staff members and our board of trustees are charged with the highest level of guiding the organization, but keeping Shedd the most respected and most amazing aquarium in the world is a team project in which every person contributes. Every employee is encouraged to take the initiative, grow his or her position and try innovations that will improve how we fulfill our mission. We take pride in what we do, and that inspires us to excel every day. Hard work, expertise and vision — at every level — ensure that Shedd is the standard by which all aquariums are measured.