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President

Brian Vogt has been CEO of Denver Botanic Gardens since April 2007. In that time, attendance has grown to over 1.3 million per year, programs have been launched to address access to food in urban areas, a comprehensive diversity and inclusion...

Vice President

MaryLynn Mack is the Chief Operating Officer at South Coast Botanic Garden, a beautiful 87 acres of flourishing green lands and eight different environment spaces, nestled in the rolling hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County...

Past President

Bill LeFevre is executive director of Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University. His education includes a B.S. in Landscape Design from the University of Connecticut and a M.S. in Public Horticulture Administration as a fellow in the Longwood...

Treasurer

Bruce A. Harkey, President and CEO, joined Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in 2007.  Inspired by horticulture, the Conservatory elevates quality of life and connects the community through educational, cultural and social...

Secretary

Nancy Kartes discovered the joys of public gardens through internships as a student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Ornamental Horticulture. After graduation, Nancy joined the...

Director at Large

Carrie Rebora Barratt is an energetic and collaborative executive leader, who has deployed her growth and resilience mindset into organizational transitions in top NYC cultural institutions. She brings dedication, curiosity, civility, and...

Director at Large

Marnie Conley joined Longwood Gardens as Marketing Department head in August 2009. Marnie is responsible for managing all aspects of a holistic marketing operation designed to achieve institutional attendance, revenue, and brand goals. Marnie...

Director at Large

Michelle Conklin, Executive Director of the Tucson Botanical Gardens, began her career working for a broad spectrum of businesses, which included managing law, architectural and civil engineering firms. She expanded her skills by working as a...

Director at Large

Grace Elton is CEO of Tower Hill Botanic Garden, a 171-acre garden in Boylston, MA. Elton has a strong public horticulture background with experience at premier gardens in the United States and United Kingdom.  

While serving as director...

Director at Large

Michael is the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University's Keeper of the Living Collections, only the second “Keeper” in the 147-year history of the Arnold Arboretum. Curator of the Living Collections since 2007, he was promoted to Keeper in summer...

Director at Large

Charles Hunter NPD presently holds the position of Director of Horticulture with the  Niagara Parks Commission.  Since becoming a graduate of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture in 1995 Mr. Hunter has held a broad spectrum of positions...

Director at Large

Scott Jamieson is the Vice President of Community Partnerships and Midwest Division Leader for Bartlett Tree Experts. Bartlett has over 100 offices in the U.S., Canada, England and Ireland.  

Scott has served as president of the board of...

Director at Large

Stephanie Jutila is a passionate horticulturist who has dedicated her career to connecting people to plants. In 2011 Stephanie was named the first President and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. During her tenure, Stephanie has led...

Director at Large

Donna McGinnis is President & CEO of Naples Botanical Garden in Naples, Florida, a subtropical garden and restored Florida preserve adjacent to the Everglades.  Donna is a native of Seattle and spent many years in St. Louis, Missouri, where...

Director At Large

Born and raised in Ohio, Adriana Quiñones began volunteering at the Dawes Arboretum in 1996, learning about public horticulture. After a year working with the propagator, she went to school and received her Bachelors’ of Science degree, summa cum...

Council of Communities Chair

Cynthia Druckenbrod, M.S. served as Vice-President of Horticulture at Cleveland Botanical Garden from 2007 to 2017. Prior to that she oversaw the Gardens' 18,000 square foot Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse from 2000-2007. Her specialties...

EX OFFICIO

Appointed in 2012, Casey is the Executive Director of the American Public Gardens Association. He and his team serve and support over 585 gardens and their 9,000+ allied members located throughout America and 14 countries. Collectively, these...