Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is thrilled to welcome Scott Turner as the new Chief Operating Officer. Scott will oversee ongoing business strategy, operations, and execution. Turner joins Bernheim from Land Between the Lakes where he previously served as Business Performance Manager.
Scott’s expertise will deepen the talent of our Senior Management Team and we know that his addition will strengthen Bernheim’s ability to fulfill its mission of connecting people with nature.
Scott is a Louisville native and has worked extensively in business management, serving in multiple leadership roles at Land Between the Lakes including: business performance, environmental education, recreation, customer service, engineering, archaeology, marketing, budget, contracting, and human resources.
He also previously worked for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA where he served as Lead Budget Analyst for the Director and Chief Operating Officer.
Scott explained his excitement, “Bernheim created many special memories over the years for me and my family, so joining the leadership team is an opportunity that I look forward to. Bernheim’s mission is unique and the opportunity to play a role in carrying it out is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
He attended Evangel University earning a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and History and then went on to earn a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Louisville.
Turner served in the Georgia Army National Guard and was stationed in Iraq as an airborne infantry soldier.
Please join us in welcoming Scott to the team. See you in the forest.