FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
David Cheng, Communications Manager
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
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[Philadelphia - May 31, 2019] – The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is pleased to announce the election of three new members: Loree D. Jones, Molly K. Morrison and Angela Val. As leaders in the fields of higher education and government, land conservation, and tourism, the new members will help guide PHS in its service to the region’s communities and gardening for the greater good. “PHS is thrilled and fortunate to have individuals of this caliber and achievement join our Board,” said Matt Rader, PHS President. “As we focus our efforts on delivering the most powerful impact through horticulture, the diverse backgrounds and experience of our new Board members will be an invaluable contribution to the next chapter of growth for the organization.”
Elected to three-year terms, the new members join a board comprised of 19 people who bring expertise, resources, and dedication to committees and projects throughout the organization. The new members of the PHS Board are:
Loree D. Jones is the Chief of Staff for Rutgers University Camden. She has served in top leadership positions in nonprofits, higher education, and government, including Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia. She also serves on the boards of Health Partners Plans and the Philadelphia Health Partnership, and is a former board member of Project HOME, the Committee of Seventy, the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, Operation Understanding, in Philadelphia.
Molly K. Morrison retired as President of Natural Lands Trust in 2018. She has been a leader in the protection and conservation of the region’s open space, natural areas, and farmland for more than 30 years. She previously worked for the Chester County Board of Commissioners, where she was responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the county’s nationally recognized open space program. Molly also serves on the board of the Philadelphia Zoo and is a member of the Chester County Planning Commission.
Angela Val is Chief Administrative Officer for the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, managing the operations of the PHLCVB and responsible for its strategic plan, comprehensive external affairs plan, and development of business guidelines. She also served as Deputy Executive Director of the Philadelphia Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention. For over 15 years, Angela served in various positions at Visit Philadelphia, where she oversaw numerous special projects, managed external affairs, and worked closely with hoteliers and other industry stakeholders.
For more information about the Board of Directors and PHS, please visit phsonline.org.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization founded in 1827, advances the well-being of the Philadelphia region by creating healthier living environments, building deeper connections between people, and increasing access to fresh food and economic opportunity. Fueled by a diverse community of supporters, PHS delivers impact through initiatives in more than 250 neighborhoods, an expansive network of public gardens and landscapes, and the nation’s signature gardening event, the Philadelphia Flower Show. PHS invites everyone to garden for the greater good as a participant, member, donor, or volunteer.