Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr.

Vice Chairman at Garden Conservancy

Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr.

Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr.

Vice Chairman at Garden Conservancy

Biography

Ben Lenhardt retired in 2003 as chairman and CEO of Americas-UBS Asset Management and member of the UBS AG Group Managing Board. He has long been an avid gardener in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as Winnetka, Illinois, participating in Garden Conservancy Open Days in both locations. His interest in garden preservation combines his keen interests in gardening and architecture, including historical preservation in Charleston, where he is on the board of Drayton Hall, Gibbes Museum of Art, Preservation Society of Charleston, and the Easement Committee of Historic Charleston Foundation. In Chicago, he also serves on the boards of the Chicago Botanic Garden, Shedd Aquarium, and Notebart Nature Museum. He joined the board of directors of the Garden Conservancy in December 2004, becoming Vice-Chairman in 2007 and Chairman in 2011. In September 2018, he stepped down as Chairman, as required by term limits, but continues serving on the board as Chairman Emeritus.

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Career Highlights

UBS Asset Management (Americas) Inc.

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Number of Boards

9

Interests

Architecture, Gardening

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Director at Chicago Botanic Garden

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Garden Conservancy

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Former President at Chicago Botanic Garden

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Member, Board of Directors at Chicago Botanic Garden

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Vice Chairman at Garden Conservancy

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Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration & Chief Financial Officer at Chicago Botanic Garden

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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Former Advertising Director at Frances Denny

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Realtor at Westside Estate Agency

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Member, Board of Trustees at Harcum College

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Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr.
Vice Chairman at Garden Conservancy
Career History
Vice Chairman
Current

TO SAVE AND SHARE OUTSTANDING AMERICAN GARDENS FOR THE EDUCATION AND INSPIRATION OF THE PUBLIC.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Prior - 2003

UBS AM primarily provides active investment strategies to their clients and principally employs fundamental analysis in managing client accounts by attempting to identify discrepancies between current market prices and their estimate of fundamental value. The firm also employs growth equity, quantitative and enhanced index investment strategies in addition to multi-manager strategies where they engage third-party investment sub-advisers who may employ other investment philosophies, in addition to what the firm is using. UBS AM uses various sources of information, including financial newspapers, magazines, and electronic data services, inspections of corporate activities, research materials prepared by others, public regulatory filings, such as annual reports, prospectuses and other filings with the SEC or other regulatory authorities, company press releases and market data services. UBS AM employs a number of investment strategies in connection with its investment management services, depending upon the type of client, investment discipline chosen and a client's investment guidelines and objectives. The firm primarily employs investment strategies that are long-only at the security level but may allow long and/or short positions in markets, currencies or other portfolio factors through the use of derivatives. They may also add additional investment groups that manage other strategies and their current investment groups may offer additional strategies at any time.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of plants and the natural world. The Garden continues to strive to meet the lofty goals set more than a century ago. The Chicago Botanic Garden, with its world-renowned plant collections and displays, is one of the country's most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and scientific research. The 385-acre Garden features 26 display gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes. HISTORY The Chicago Horticultural Society was founded in 1890. At its heart was the understanding that the city of Chicago was incorporated with the Latin words Urbs in Horto, meaning "city in a garden." The Society hosted nationally recognized flower and horticultural shows from its beginning. Information on the first show the new Society hosted is lost to history, but records archived at the Chicago Botanic Garden confirm the second show was held in the autumn of 1892 at the Regiment Armory, possibly at 1542 South Michigan Avenue, where a new armory opened in 1890. With two successful annual shows behind them, the Society next hosted the World’s Columbian Exposition Chrysanthemum Show, held in conjunction with the world’s fair in the autumn of 1893, at the newly built and just-opened Art Institute of Chicago. After a period of inactivity, the Chicago Horticultural Society was restarted in 1943. In 1962, modern history begins when the Society agreed to help create and manage a new public garden. With the groundbreaking for the Garden in 1965 and its opening in 1972, the Society created a permanent site on which to carry out its mission. The mission encompasses three important components: collections, education, and research. In 2012, the Chicago Botanic Garden celebrated its 40th anniversary. In looking back over the Garden's growth since 1972, Garden staff, members, and visitors could appreciate the remarkable changes that had taken place. The 40th anniversary website included a timeline of significant events, historical photos, and opportunities for community members to share their experiences at the Garden

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$20K +
2018

TO SAVE AND SHARE OUTSTANDING AMERICAN GARDENS FOR THE EDUCATION AND INSPIRATION OF THE PUBLIC.

$50K - $100K
2018

The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of plants and the natural world. The Garden continues to strive to meet the lofty goals set more than a century ago. The Chicago Botanic Garden, with its world-renowned plant collections and displays, is one of the country's most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and scientific research. The 385-acre Garden features 26 display gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes. HISTORY The Chicago Horticultural Society was founded in 1890. At its heart was the understanding that the city of Chicago was incorporated with the Latin words Urbs in Horto, meaning "city in a garden." The Society hosted nationally recognized flower and horticultural shows from its beginning. Information on the first show the new Society hosted is lost to history, but records archived at the Chicago Botanic Garden confirm the second show was held in the autumn of 1892 at the Regiment Armory, possibly at 1542 South Michigan Avenue, where a new armory opened in 1890. With two successful annual shows behind them, the Society next hosted the World’s Columbian Exposition Chrysanthemum Show, held in conjunction with the world’s fair in the autumn of 1893, at the newly built and just-opened Art Institute of Chicago. After a period of inactivity, the Chicago Horticultural Society was restarted in 1943. In 1962, modern history begins when the Society agreed to help create and manage a new public garden. With the groundbreaking for the Garden in 1965 and its opening in 1972, the Society created a permanent site on which to carry out its mission. The mission encompasses three important components: collections, education, and research. In 2012, the Chicago Botanic Garden celebrated its 40th anniversary. In looking back over the Garden's growth since 1972, Garden staff, members, and visitors could appreciate the remarkable changes that had taken place. The 40th anniversary website included a timeline of significant events, historical photos, and opportunities for community members to share their experiences at the Garden

$20K +
2017

TO SAVE AND SHARE OUTSTANDING AMERICAN GARDENS FOR THE EDUCATION AND INSPIRATION OF THE PUBLIC.

Other Affiliations

Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr. is affiliated with Garden Conservancy, UBS Asset Management (Americas) Inc., Chicago Botanic Garden

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