Wright to join Museum’s senior leadership team in early March


Dr. Charles L. Venable, the IMA’s Melvin & Bren Simon Director & CEO, announced today that Jonathan M. Wright has been named the institution’s Ruth Lilly Deputy Director for Horticulture and Natural Resources following a national search.

Jonathan Wright holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University where he graduated magna cum laude in ornamental horticulture. He also completed Longwood Gardens’ Professional Gardener Program and the Getty Leadership Institute’s Museum Leaders: The Next Generation Program. He is a non-profit garden specialist who has distinguished himself in the horticultural field through his creativity and extensive knowledge of plants and international garden design.

Previous to his IMA appointment, Wright was a horticulturist for nearly 12 years at The Chanticleer Foundation in Wayne, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia. The Chanticleer Foundation maintains and advances its mission through a 48-acre “Pleasure
Garden.” Originally the garden was the private estate of the Rosengarten family, who made a fortune in the pharmaceutical business…