The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum in Short Hills, NJ today announced the appointment of Judith L. Trigg as its new Executive Director.  

Ms.  Trigg will assume the post as the head of the historic woodland and gardens created by Cora Hartshorn more than 90 years ago.  Ms. Trigg will be responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations of the arboretum and provide executive leadership in support of the work of the Trustees.  Ms. Trigg will assume her new role as Executive Director on April 30th. 

For the past three years, Ms. Trigg has served as the Executive Director of the Kirkwood Camp and Conference Center, a 292-acre sleepaway and day camp for school children age K-12. She has significant experience in developing youth programs, annual giving programs and working with staff and boards.  Prior to Kirkwood Camp, Ms. Trigg worked for other non-profit organizations including two YMCA camps in Blairstown, NJ and the American Camp Association.  Trigg holds a Bachelors degree in Business Adminstration and Marketing from Centenary College.

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“The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum has a mission to provide the community with the best in environmental education, as well as being a unique place of peace and nature.  Ms. Trigg has demonstrated a passion for both missions and the board is confident she will have a long and positive impact on this organization,” said David Rosen, President of the Board of Trustees of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum.  

About The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is an historic woodlands, garden and educational institution that promotes an understanding of the relationship between people and the environment through programs that integrate arts, sciences and the humanities. The Arboretum conducts four major activities: education, outreach, research, and zoological/horticultural display and provides services to local schools, community institutions and citizens of all ages.