Carol Gentz has been promoted to Director of Grants and Government Relations at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. In this role, Carol will provide leadership in developing and implementing strategies to secure and grow financial support from both public and private granting entities in support of the Garden’s mission to connect people to plants. Carol serves as a primary liaison for external relations with government officials and is responsible for managing and implementing all grant efforts. Carol’s experience includes an extensive background in both applying for and implementing grants in the nonprofit sector as well as awarding and managing grants for the County of Maui, Hawaii. Carol looks forward to increasing financial support for the Garden’s mission-driven efforts in public education and enjoyment, scientific research and conservation.