Two Great Locations, One Organization

Chief Administrative Officer

mdbetz@umich.edu

(734) 647-7697

David is chief administrative officer for Matthaei-Nichols. He oversees administrative and financial operations for the organization, as well as K-12 outreach programs, the volunteer program, rentals and visitor services. Before joining the Arb and Gardens David spent many years in the retail industry as a multi-unit manager for a national specialty retailer. 

David attended Western Michigan University and received his MBA from Eastern Michigan University. He is a backyard gardener with a love of plants inherited from parents who always had something growing in the garden. David, along with his wife Suzanne and daughter Lydia, loves to travel and see new places.