Selby Gardens Announces New Officers, Trustees

August 31, 2017

Appointees guide the institution’s strategic plan 

Michael J. Wilson, Esq., chair, Selby Gardens Board of Trustees

SARASOTA, Fla., AUGUST 31, 2017 – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens has appointed new officers to its governing board of trustees, which guides and oversees the organization’s strategic planning and operations.

Michael J. Wilson, Esq. serves as chair. Wilson is a tax and business attorney at Williams Parker. Serving as vice chair is Pauline Wamsler Joerger. Additional officers elected are J. Allison Archbold, Secretary and Arthur Wood, Treasurer. The one-year appointments begin immediately.

New members elected to the board of trustees are Beverly Bartner, Andrew M. Economos, Ph.D., Jean Weidner Goldstein, Katherine A. Martucci and Margaret Wise and each will serve a three-year term.

Since opening to the public in 1975, Selby Gardens has been internationally recognized for its focus as the only botanical garden in the world dedicated to the display of epiphytes. Selby Gardens is a living museum and its staff regularly travels throughout the American Tropics to conduct field research on plant diversity and distributions, which is key to conserving habitats and species in nature. More than 200,000 guests visit Selby Gardens annually.

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About Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is the only botanical garden in the world dedicated to the display and study of epiphytic orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads and ferns and other tropical plants with a focus on botany, horticulture and environmental education. For more information, please visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas. Regular admission is $20 and $10 children ages 4-17; members and children 3 and under enter free. Contact us at (941) 366-5731 or Get social with us on Facebook, Instagram and more by searching @selbygardens.