Selby Gardens CEO Rominiecki Chosen for Incoming Class of Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class

July 21, 2017

The nine-month program brings together a diverse group of executives from across the state.


SARASOTA, Fla., July 21, 2017 – The President and CEO of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens has been named to the Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class XXXVI.

Jennifer O. Rominiecki joins the select group of experienced leaders from across the state involved in a wide spectrum of Florida’s industries who are committed to building a better state for all citizens.

“I am honored to be a part of this class and program. And, I’m even more thrilled to be able to learn about and experience so much more of our state,” Rominiecki said.

Rominiecki assumed her role at Selby Gardens in February 2015 and became a Sarasotan along with her husband and two sons after relocating from New York. Prior to that she served in senior positions with The New York Botanical Garden for 15 years. She also held key positions with the Metropolitan Opera and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Rominiecki currently serves on the boards of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County and the Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida. She was recently selected for and completed the Women’s Leadership Forum at Harvard Business School in June 2017.

Leadership Florida’s Cornerstone Class is a nine-month educational program that consists of five two and three-day sessions held in cities throughout the state. These sessions include programming on issues critical to Florida, leadership skills assessment and training, and relevant information on Florida’s history, demography, diversities, and opportunities.

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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.

About Leadership Florida

For thirty-six years, Leadership Florida has developed a reputation as a builder of a stronger, diverse statewide sense of community. A respected non-partisan convener of committed individuals, Leadership Florida enhances the knowledge and leadership abilities of Florida’s leaders through educational programs and by encouraging collaborative work for the betterment of our state. Leadership Florida provides Floridians essential information and a meaningful forum for their opinions, and creates opportunities for shared experiences that are inviting, inspiring and of lasting value. Leadership Florida is a federally registered trademark. Visit for additional details.