FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SARASOTA, FLA. – October 7, 2016: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens proudly announces the election of its newest member of the Board of Trustees.
Teri A Hansen, President and CEO of the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, has been elected to serve a three-year term on Selby Gardens’ Board of Trustees.
“This is an exciting time for Selby under its new executive, Jennifer Rominiecki. I want to help her and the board realize the Garden’s full potential as the place for families to gather and appreciate this special environmental asset,” Hansen said.
Hansen has more than 25 years of experience in philanthropic leadership. Prior to joining the Barancik Foundation, she was president and CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation. She was also vice president for gift planning and donor relations at The Cleveland Foundation, the oldest and one of the largest community foundations in the United States.
As a member of the board of trustees, Hansen will help guide and oversee the execution of the organization’s new strategic plan. The officers of the board are Emily Walsh, chairwoman; Dr. Kelvin Cooper, first vice-chair; J. Allison Archbold, treasurer; Mike Wilson, secretary; and Cathy Layton, past chair. Other trustees Hansen will join are Stephen Hazeltine, Pauline Wamsler Joerger, Nora Johnson, Thomas B. Luzier, Esq., Marina Mazzarantani, Sandy Rederer, Wayne Rollins, Dr. Laurey T. Stryker, Sharyn Weiner, Arthur Wood and Jennifer O. Rominiecki, President and CEO.
Selby Gardens (900 S. Palm Ave.) is the only botanical garden in the world focused on the display and study of air plants, or epiphytes, which includes orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads and ferns. The Gardens is committed to worldwide plant conservation and education.
About Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is the only botanical garden in the world dedicated to the display and study of tropical epiphytic plant species, including many orchid, bromeliads and gesneriads, with a focus on botany, horticulture and environmental education. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas, regular admission $20 (ages 18 and up), ages 4-17 $10, Members and children 3 and under enter free. Contact us at (941) 366-5731 or selby.org. Get social with us on Facebook, Instagram and more by searching @selbygardens.