THE DR. WILLIAM HUIZINGH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ken Schutz has held executive leadership positions in cultural institutions for more than 20 years. He has been with Desert Botanical Garden since 2001.
During his tenure, he has managed construction of $17 million in new facilities at the Garden, more than doubled local attendance, initiated a number of exciting new education and research projects, and raised more than $10 million in gifts and pledges for the Garden’s endowment.
Prior to moving to Phoenix, Ken served as the executive director of the Science Museum of Western Virginia, and before that he was director of marketing and development for the Baltimore Zoo.
He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.S. degree from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. from Bucknell University.