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Changing of the guard at San Diego Botanic Garden, county's 37-acre oasis

Julian Duval, left, and Ari Novy at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. Duval is leaving his post as president and CEO after 24 years. Novy, chief scientist at the Leichtag Foundation, is taking the helm. (Eduardo Contreras)

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August 1, 2018
Former Executive Director of U.S. Botanic Garden Ari Novy Named as New President & CEO of San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas

SDBG Board of Directors select Novy to lead the Garden succeeding
Julian Duval who will be retiring after 24-year tenure in January 2019

San Diego Botanic Garden is pleased to announce that Dr. Ari Novy, currently Chief Scientist at Leichtag Foundation and former Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC, has been selected by SDBG’s Board of Directors as the new President & CEO.

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