Officials with the San Antonio Botanical Garden on Oct. 24 announced the appointment of Katherine Trumble as interim CEO, effective Nov. 2. Trumble replaces Sabina Carr, who will become the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden president and CEO starting Nov. 29.

What happened

Carr, who led SABG for four years, is credited with growing the number of annual garden visits and overseeing a $40 million capital campaign to help with expansion efforts, SABG officials said. She will replace Dallas Arboretum leader Mary Brinegar, who is retiring.

Trumble has spent nearly four years as SABG’s development director, leading the Garden’s fundraising efforts and membership programming, according to a news release. She has worked in several roles at cultural institutions, such as the McNay Art Museum, the Briscoe Western Museum and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Montgomery, Alabama.

What they’re saying

SABG board Chair Omar Akhil thanked Carr for her service.

“I am deeply grateful to Sabina for her leadership and the transformation she has initiated these past four years. I am proud of her and, subsequently, our accomplishments that have elevated our status among our community and the other gardens in the United States,” Akhil said in a statement.

Trumble said she is excited to take up the reins at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

"I am thrilled to lead the garden and this passionate team at this exciting juncture as interim CEO. I cannot wait to nurture the garden's growth and witness it thrive, building upon the foundation laid by Sabina and the board,” Trumble said in a statement.

Carr said she feels she had a positive tenure at SABG.

“We have doubled the garden’s annual visits, annual operating budget and membership households. I have deeply enjoyed my time in San Antonio and am happy to be staying in Texas growing another beloved public garden for the benefit of the community,” Carr said in a statement.