Beth Tuttle is President and CEO of the American Horticultural Society, a national nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to open the eyes of all people to the joy and value of horticulture and the vital connections between healthy plants, healthy people, and a healthy planet. The AHS owns and operates River Farm, a 25 acre property featuring woodland and garden spaces that was the northernmost of George Washington’s five farms.
Beth also is managing director and founder of METStrategies, LLC, a consulting firm that provides management consulting, strategic and business planning, communications and branding, and leadership development services to cultural and other social benefit organizations in times of major change, transformation or growth. A skilled facilitator of group dynamics and an organizational strategist, Beth’s work has focused on envisioning, launching and repositioning institutions as well as initiatives leading to new products and businesses in the nonprofit and corporate sectors. A partial list of METStrategies’ museum clients includes: Crocker Art Museum, Contemporary Museum/Baltimore, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Museum of American Jewish History, Newseum, and the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies.
Previously, Beth was President and CEO of DataArts, a nonprofit organization that empowers the arts and cultural sector with high quality data and resources to strengthen its performance, vitality, and public impact. She served as Deputy Director, Chief of External Relations and Planning for the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and as Senior Vice President for Communications for The Freedom Forum and Newseum. Her private sector experience includes account management in the advertising industry and significant experience working with or in technology-based companies in the media and online arenas. She also held leadership positions in the public policy advocacy and foundation sectors where she gained experience in fundraising and philanthropy and grantmaking.
Beth is co-author of Magnetic: The Art and Science of Engagement (AAM Press, 2013), a best-selling study on the practices of high performance museums. She serves on the national advisory boards for SMU-DataArts and Seed Your Future and is a former Commissioner for the Arts in Alexandria, VA. A graduate of Brown University, Beth is a frequent university guest lecturer and presenter at museum and industry conferences. She has completed the certificate program in Strategic Foresight at the University of Houston and the Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership. In 2010-12, she served as Visiting Practitioner at Georgetown’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Management.
Beth lives in Alexandria, VA, where she is a certified master gardener.
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