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Kenneth J. Schutz is the Dr. William Huizingh Executive Director of the Desert Botanical Garden, a position he has held since 2001. Schutz previously served as executive director of the Science Museum of Western Virginia and president of Bentley Consulting. He worked at the Baltimore Zoo from 1978 to 1988, where he served in various roles including director of marketing and director of development. Schutz serves on the board of the American Public Gardens Association and is an accreditation commissioner for the American Alliance of Museums. He previously served on the board of the Center for Plant Conservation. Schutz received a B.S. from Bucknell University, an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia.