(Sarasota, FL, September 20, 2010): The Board of Trustees of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is pleased to announce its 2010-2011 executive officers: Nora Johnson, chair; Dr. Laurey Stryker, vice chair; Peter L. Biegel, treasurer; Wilson Jones, secretary. Trustees include Thomas B. Luzier, Esq., immediate past chair; Bill Gamble, Steve Hazeltine, Chris Romine, Michael Saunders, Steve Wilberding, Carl Luer, MD, trustee emeritus, and Sue Scully, Associates president, ex-officio.
Nora Johnson, the newly elected chair, has served as a trustee for the past five years. She chaired the most successful Orchid Ball in the Gardens’ history. Johnson was instrumental in the hiring process for Gardens’ CEO Tom Buchter, and she is active in Selby Gardens’ strategic planning process. Johnson has been active with a variety of Sarasota organizations, including Out of Door Academy, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Forty Carrots Family Center, Sarasota Conservation Foundation, and the Sarasota Ballet.