BALTIMORE (June 2012) – The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that Ted Heywood of Worchester, Mass., has become the 136th grounds management professional to successfully complete its certified grounds manager (CGM) program. Heywood is superintendent of grounds at College of the Holy Cross in Worchester, Mass.
 
After completing the two-part exam process, Heywood reflected on his thoughts about the program. “The CGM program required a thorough review of my organization. Often, daily work schedules take my focus from the managerial ‘big picture’. The CGM open book work provided an opportunity to review the grounds department here at Holy Cross. The insights gained from my CGM work are valuable in day-to-day planning.”
 
Those achieving the CGM professional designation must have first accomplished a set level of education and on-the-job experience and then successfully complete a two-part examination process administered by PGMS.