DIRECTOR OF EVENT SERVICES
Marcia Flynn joined the Garden in 2000 and has over 25 years of event management experience. As Director of Event Services, she is responsible for the management and strategic leadership of overall operations and budget of the department, which includes special and seasonal events, concerts, weddings and facility rentals, fundraisers, group tours, plus the food and beverage program and retail operations, including Gertrude’s Restaurant and the Garden Shop.
Her leadership has led to the incredible growth of the Events department, crowned by the annual Dinner on the Desert event and the beloved Las Noches de las Luminarias celebration each holiday season.
Marcia and her team have developed and established compelling events and programs designed to generate revenue, engage new and diverse audiences, while reflecting and meeting the mission and values of the Garden. Additionally, she has cultivated invaluable partnerships with local non-profits, performing arts groups and vendors, with whom they have contributed to building the Garden’s success. She and her team creatively exceed every client’s and guest’s expectations.
She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and International Business.