BGCI's U.S. Board of Directors
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (U.S.), Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. As such, it maintains an active Board of Directors, currently including the following members:
James Affolter - President
Director of Research and Professor of Horticulture, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, USA
Peter Wyse Jackson* - Vice President
President, Missouri Botanical Garden, USA
Kayri Havens - Treasurer
Director, Division of Plant Science and Conservation, Chicago Botanic Garden, USA
Paul Smith (ex officio) - Secretary
Secretary General, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, UK
RLA, FASLA, President and Head of Design at Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc.
Organizational development consultant and senior nonprofit executive
Wide-ranging board experience including schools, hospitals and social service agencies. Currently also serves on the Woman's Boards of Chicago Botanic Gardens and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Episcopal priest.
Director, Rae Selling Berry Seed Bank & Plant Conservation Program, Portlant State University, USA
Abby Hird Meyer (ex officio)
Interim Director, Botanic Gardens Conservation International (U.S.)
Community volunteer and board member for educational and environmental organizations in Minnesota and throughout the U.S.
Professor of Horticultural Science and Director Emeritus, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, University of Minnesota
Mike Maunder, PhD
Eden Project Executive Director
President, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, USA
Business executive consultant and strategist
*Also on BGCI Board of Directors