Reiser Elected Chairman of Garden's Trustees
1/21/2010Bob Reiser Jr. has been elected chairman of the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s board of trustees, and seven others have been named to the panel.
In addition to Reiser, who is an ex-officio member of Wilmington Trust Investment Management, Jim Spratt was elected the board’s vice-chairman and secretary, and Douglas Aldridge was selected treasurer. Spratt, who chairs the board’s Conservation Advancement Committee, is a shareholder in the Bowden Spratt Law Firm. Aldridge, who also was elected chairman of the Finance and Endowment Committee, is managing director of the Atlanta market for Wells Fargo Advisors.
Newly elected board members include Ramsay Battin, director of Arcapita Ventures; Ann P. Daiss, vice-president and controller, Georgia Power; Mark Hanson, partner in the Atlanta law firm of Jones Day; Mary Ellen Imlay, executive director and vice-president, the Imlay Foundation; Mary Kay Kelly, retired executive with Robert Pattillo Enterprises; Stephanie Reeves, founder and chief executive officer, Edgar-Reeves Lighting and Antiques; and Mason Stephenson, attorney with King & Spalding.
Trustees, who serve three-year terms, establish policy and provide leadership in fulfilling the Garden’s mission of developing and maintaining plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.
The Garden is located at 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE and open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $15 adults, $12 seniors and children 3 to 17, free to children under three and Garden members. For information, visit atlantabotanicalgarden.org or phone 404-876-5859.
Photo courtesy of Atlanta Botanical Garden