Karen L. Steele was recently named interim executive director of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, according to David Miller, president of the organization’s board of trustees. …

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens names interim executive director

Karen L. SteeleKaren L. Steele was recently named interim executive director of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, according to David Miller, president of the organization’s board of trustees.

Steele will be responsible for overall strategy and operations including oversight of its art, gallery and garden, financial development and programming.

“Karen’s more than 25-year association with the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens as a member, donor and volunteer will allow her to easily jump into this leadership role,” said Miller. “She brings tremendous strength in strategic planning and management, marketing and communications skills through her professional background.”

Steele has experience serving in interim management roles for companies in transition and has developed full-service marketing departments for multiple organizations.

“It will be a privilege to honor the important legacy of Ann Norton through this very special garden and museum,” said Steele, a resident of West Palm Beach.

Steele has also served in volunteer roles with the El Cid Neighborhood Association, Rosarian Academy, St. Andrews Episcopal School, Bethesda by the Sea, the Norton Museum and the American Red Cross.

The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens was established in 1977 by the prominent sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982). The rare palm and sculpture gardens, exhibition galleries and artist studio are located at 2051 South Flagler Dr. in West Palm Beach.

For more information about the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, go online to ansg.org.

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