Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Appoints New Director of Marketing Diane Creasy



media contact: Diane Creasy / 941.366-5731 ext. 225


Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Appoints New Director of Marketing Diane Creasy

            [November 18, 2010 — Sarasota, Fla.]  Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Creasy, a professional with more than two decades of global marketing and management experience as their new Director of Marketing.
            As former Director of Marketing for global corporations including Alcoa and TRW and head of sponsorship marketing with Ford Motor Company/Visteon car racing venues, Diane is tasked with further honing the strategic marketing and communication efforts of Selby Gardens as it continues in its current mode of growth.
             “Our entire team has worked hard to achieve our recent success and balanced budget,” says Selby Gardens CEO Tom Buchter. “Now is the time for us to make sure that everyone knows about the magnificent treasure of Selby Gardens as a community resource as well as world leader in the display and study of orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads, and other epiphytes.  We are pleased that Diane Creasy brings with her the marketing expertise to help us continue to meet our goals.”
            Diane has a Master’s Degree in Marketing from Walsh University with honors and a Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree from Lawrence Technological University.  She is a native of Michigan but has worked in England, France, India, and Mexico and has had a life-long association with Sarasota.   

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