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David W. Fujino, Ph.D. Executive Director


Dave Fujino is the founding executive director of the California Center for Urban Horticulture (CCUH) at UC Davis and has served for more than 8 years in this position. He also serves as the Co-Director for the UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance (UCNFA), and chair of the Saratoga Horticulture Research Endowment (SHRE).   He earned his B.S. in Plant Science at UC Riverside, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from UC Davis in Environmental Horticulture and Plant Physiology.  Dave’s experience includes over 17 years in senior level management with a large wholesale horticultural company. His expertise includes organizational development, operations improvement, information technology, strategic planning, marketing, research and development, training, fund raising, and other areas. 

Fujino has served as chair, vice chair, and grower member director of the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC) and Vice President of the Nursery Growers Association. He currently serves on the boards of the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Nursery Pest Advisory Task Force,  the Department of Water Resources’ Technical Advisory Panel, Sacramento Tree Foundation, Bay Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition, Davis Tree Commission and CA Institute of Food & Agricultural Research. He has served on committees of the American Nursery and Landscape Association, USDA Agricultural Research Service, the State Water Resources Control Board, and others.