Over the next ten years, the public garden industry is projected to face a shortage of leaders due to retirements. The Emerging Professionals Community of the Association presents "Ask an Expert”.

Join us in November to hear from professionals who work in the IDEA/diversity space within horticulture. Some of them have been newly appointed as chief diversity officers, others volunteer to lead internal committees at their gardens, and some fall somewhere in between. Find out what it takes to step into this important role and learn more about how other garden professionals see this trend developing in the future. Panelists will provide insight into their job responsibilities and career paths, offering exclusive access for aspiring leaders.

Our panelists for this session are:

-Raquel Nazario, Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer, New York Botanical Garden

-Kim Carrier, Volunteer Coordinator and Diversity Committee, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

-Kevina Devereaux, Director of Social Responsibility & Inclusion, Desert Botanical Garden 

This event is free for members.