The IAAAM Executive Board was pleased to award Dr. Frances Gulland with the Mark Keyes Award for Marine Mammal Conservation at the 47th Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Gulland, Senior Scientist at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA and Commissioner at the Marine Mammal Commission has been a leader in the fields of marine mammal medicine, research and conservation since 1994. Dr. Gulland has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts on marine mammals and is coeditor of the CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine. She is a Past-President of IAAAM and has served as Chair of the Working Group on Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Events and as a member of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Team. In 2011 Dr. Gulland was appointed by President Obama to serve as one of the Commissioners of the Marine Mammal Commission and since her appointment has been a leader in recovery efforts for the critically endangered vaquita and Mekong River dolphin. Congratulations Frances!