NLAE of North America Elects Leadership

4/22/2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Nursery & Landscape Association Executives of North America (NLAE) announced at its April 17 annual membership meeting in Savannah, Georgia, the election of its president, president-elect, and vice president as well as the selection of new board members.

. Sandy Munley of the Ohio Landscape Association was elected as president.

. Jeff Stone of the Oregon Association of Nurseries was elected president-elected.

. Dominick Mondi of the New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association was elected as the vice president.

The new directors selected for the Board of Directors are Tony DiGiovanni of the Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association; Vanessa Finney, CPA of the Maryland Nursery & Landscape Association, and Linda Reindl of Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association.

Additionally, Cheryl Goar, CAE of the Arizona Nursery Association was appointed as the past president. Michael V. Geary, CAE of AmericanHort serves as the Executive Director.

The annual NLAE conference provides members the opportunity to network, share association management best practices, and learn from industry leaders. This year's educational program included John Graham, President & CEO of the American Society of Association Management, who spoke about trends in association governance, management, and leadership; and Dr. Charlie Hall, Ellison Chair in International Floriculture and AmericanHort's Chief Economist, who provided an update on the state of the horticulture industry.

About the organization: Nursery & Landscape Association Executives of North America (NLAE), founded in 1947, is a national organization of green industry association executives working cooperatively to solve problems facing the industry and their associations; to develop and improve services to each member and their respective associations; to disseminate information to its members; and to provide educational programs on association management. A staff executive of any state, provincial, multi-state, or national horticulture trade association in North America is eligible for membership. The association is managed by AmericanHort.