Ken Schutz, Director of Desert Botanic Garden, has held executive leadership positions in cultural institutions for more than 20 years. He has been with the Desert Botanical Garden since 2001 and during his tenure he has managed construction of $17 million in new facilities, more than doubled local attendance, initiated a number of exciting new education and research projects and raised more than $10 million in gifts and pledges for the Garden’s endowment.
Mr. Schutz currently serves on the Boards for the American Public Gardens Association, the Center for Plant Conservation and ShowUp.com. Prior to moving to Phoenix, he served as the Executive Director of the Science Museum of Western Virginia and was Director of Marketing and Development for the Baltimore Zoo.
Mr. Schutz holds an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. from Bucknell University.