Beth Tuttle

President and CEO, American Horticultural Society

Beth Tuttle is founding President and CEO of DataArts. She has more than 25 years of experience as a strategist, management consultant, and organizational leader in the cultural, philanthropic, advocacy, and corporate sectors.

Beth founded and served as Managing Director of METStrategies, LLC, a strategic consulting firm specializing in leadership development, strategic and business planning, communications, and branding for social benefit organizations. Her clients have included museums, public arts agencies, private foundations, and online media services, seeking to achieve greater mission impact, deepen stakeholder engagement, or undertake significant organizational transformation.

She served as Deputy Director and Chief of External Relations and Planning for the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and as Senior Vice President for Communications for The Freedom Forum and Newseum. She began her career in the cultural sector working with the Atlanta Civic Opera. In the corporate sector she worked in advertising and marketing with DMB&B and the Goldberg-Marchesano Agency.

A graduate of Brown University, Beth is co-author of Magnetic: The Art and Science of Engagement (American Alliance of Museums Press). In 2010 through 2012 she was a visiting professional for Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership.

She was an arts commissioner for the City of Alexandria, VA., and a member of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington’s board of directors. Currently, Beth is a member of The Museum Group and serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University.