Welcoming Holly Hawk as the New Executive Director of Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy

A letter from the Board Chair, Leah Romero:

I am thrilled to introduce Holly Hawk as the new Executive Director of the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy. Since joining our organization in October 2022 as the Development Director, Holly has consistently proven herself to be a driving force behind our growth and transformation. 

Holly’s passion for the Zilker Botanical Garden and her deep roots within the Austin community have been evident throughout her career. Having served in various leadership positions within non-profit organizations across Austin, she possesses a unique understanding of the local landscape and a profound commitment to the betterment of her hometown. 

During her tenure as the Development Director, Holly played a pivotal role in expanding our reach and impact. Her exceptional ability to foster strong relationships, manage memberships, and support programming has been instrumental in raising crucial funds for the Garden’s development and enhancement. Her dedication and expertise have been invaluable in securing the necessary resources to further our mission. 

As she steps into the role of Executive Director, the board and I am confident that Holly will continue to lead the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy to unprecedented heights. Her vision, strategic acumen, and unwavering enthusiasm will undoubtedly drive our organization forward, ensuring the Garden’s growth and prosperity. 

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Holly Hawk as the Executive Director. We are excited about the future of the Conservancy under her capable leadership and look forward to achieving new milestones together. 

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy. With Holly at the helm, we anticipate an exciting chapter of growth and success for our beloved Garden. 

Warm regards, 

Leah Romero 

Board Chair 

Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy