KATHERINE K. MACDONALD NAMED NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Seasoned strategist Katherine Macdonald has extensive background in non-profit management and strategic planning
WELLESLEY, January 6, 2010 — The Massachusetts Horticultural Society announces today that it has named Katherine K. Macdonald as the organization’s new executive director. Ms. Macdonald brings a wealth of experience to her new position, including both public company and not-for-profit management experience. Macdonald was President of KMAC Marketing and, prior to that, was Vice President of Marketing for Thompson Island Outward Bound, a non-profit focused on experiential education. Continue reading
Dear Members —
Happy New Year to all of you and best wishes.
As many of you know, I have been involved for nearly four decades with the Massachusetts Horticultural Society chairing many Spring Flower Show committees, as well as collaborating in educational programs and as a Trustee and Overseer of the corporation.
For nearly five years now, MassHort has been laboring hard to get out of its massive debts incurred through exceedingly poor management. Staff firings and board resignations allowed a thorough house cleaning and in the process new boards of Trustees and Overseers with administrative and financial acumen were recruited.
However, an Executive Director was sorely needed to steer all those valiant volunteer efforts of MHS’ members, garden clubs and the Master Gardeners, given do maintain the organization, into cohesive directions. AND, finally, after over 100 applications and 20 interviews, the right person for the job has come along. Continue reading