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Gerard T. Donnelly
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Gerard T. Donnelly Council Board Member, IABG

 

 

 
(President and CEO, The Morton Arboretum, USA)
 
BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE
Gerry Donnelly is the President and CEO of The Morton Arboretum, in Lisle, Illinois, USA, near Chicago. Trained as a botanist and forest ecologist, he has led the substantial growth of an organization that now ranks as a leader among arboreta of the world.
 
Gerry has played leadership roles with the American Public Gardens Association, the Directors of Large Gardens network, and the Advisory Board of the Center for Public Horticulture at the University of Delaware. He has led the establishment of ArbNet, a professional network of arboreta, and spearheaded a partnership with Botanic Gardens Conservation International to promote participation in the Global Trees Campaign among arboreta throughout the world. He is a member of the Global Tree Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, and was recently elected to the board of the International Association of Botanic Gardens.
 
EMPLOYMENT
l  The Morton Arboretum, Lisle IL. President and CEO, 1990-present.
l  Michigan State University, East Lansing MI. Curator, W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Woody Plants, and Assistant Professor, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, 1986-1990.
l  Coe College, Cedar Rapids IA. Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, 1985-1986.
 
EDUCATION
l  PhD Michigan State University, East Lansing MI. Botany and Plant Pathology/Forest Ecology, 1985.
l  BA Oakland University, Rochester MI. Biology, 1976.
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Alliance of Museums  § American Horticultural Society  § American Public Gardens Association  § American Society for Horticultural Science  § Association of Midwest Museums  § Botanic Gardens Conservation International  § Center for Plant Conservation  Directors of Large Gardens  § Illinois Association of Museums  § International Association of Botanic Gardens  § International Dendrology Society  § International Society of Arboriculture
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle IL 60532 USA
Email donnelly@mortonarb.org; Telephone 630-719-2401
 
 
 
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