CEO, Denver Botanic Gardens. USA

Presentation:  Building a Culture that Attracts Tourists

Brian Vogt has been CEO of Denver Botanic Gardens since April 2007. Over 30 years of community leadership, fundraising, organizational management and cultural development proved invaluable during the Gardens’ recent capital campaign and creation of a Master Development Plan. Under his leadership, more than 50 construction projects and over $65 million was raised to build Mordecai Children’s Garden, a parking complex, the Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center, Greenhouse Complex and most recently the Science Pyramid, Ellipse garden and Hive Garden Bistro.

Previous professional experience includes three Cabinet positions for the State of Colorado and President of the South Metro Chamber of Commerce. Brian serves on the Board of the American Public Gardens Association and is an active participant with many civic organizations in the Denver area.