DALLAS, Texas, May 2, 2024 – Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, an award-winning public garden, has named Gary Doubrava Jr. as its new Chief Financial Officer. He will be responsible for the financial, accounting, and audit operations of the garden and the Dallas Arboretum Foundation. A member of the Executive Team, Doubrava will also supervise the Accounting, Informational Technology, and Facilities teams.

Doubrava joins the Dallas Arboretum with significant nonprofit accounting and public accounting experience. Previously, he served as the CFO at the United Way of Tarrant County overseeing the overall financial operation with a team of 80, working with the CEO and executive team while also managing IT and facilities. Before that, he served as CFO at the Atlanta Botanical Garden for nine years where he helped lead the garden through rapid growth through expansion, increased operating profit with in-house ticketing software, and an $80 million expansion. He has also worked for the Georgia Aquarium as a controller and held other financial and accounting roles.

Sabina Carr, Dallas Arboretum president and chief executive officer said, “Gary offers the perfect blend of public and nonprofit accounting experience, management of people and departments and comes from a garden background. We look forward to his contributions in helping us grow our $32 million garden.”

Doubrava added, “My prior experience as CFO at the Atlanta Botanical Garden makes me a perfect fit for this role. It’s an exciting opportunity to get back into the garden world especially as the Dallas Arboretum is a jewel in our region.”

He is a graduate of the Shawnee State University (Portsmouth, Ohio) where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.


About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The garden is also home of the nationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. It is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum.  The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. WFAA, Channel 8 is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum.  Timed tickets, which are required, can be purchased online at www.dallasarboretum.org or by calling 214-515-6615.