Patrick Newman

CEO and President


B.A. Biology, University of Utah

M.P.A. Nonprofit Management, University of Utah

Patrick Newman joined FWBG | BRIT in May 2021 as Chief Executive Officer. He brings more than 14 years of public gardens experience, serving most recently as executive director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. 

Prior to the Wildflower Center, Patrick was director of programs for the Red Butte Garden in Utah. Before that, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Azerbaijan, where he taught English and Science. He is currently active with the American Public Gardens Association and serves as facilitator of the Directors of Large Gardens.  

Patrick earned a Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Utah.

In addition to being a self-identified plant nerd, Patrick is also an avid runner, having completed 49 marathons in 33 states. He enjoys reading, being outdoors, and spending time with his wife, two daughters and their dogs, Charlie and Milo.



Contact Details

Phone: (817) 335-8158