ONLA Names New Executive Director

The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association named Kevin Thompson its executive director. Thompson has over 10 years of association management experience, having served most recently as executive director of the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation and the Ohio Lawn Care Association. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, serves on the board of the Ohio Pesticide Applicators for Responsible Regulation and holds membership in several professional association management societies.

Scott Johnson, right, presents a token of appreciation to Paul Huggett for his service to the association.

WNA Announces New Board Officers, Directors

The Wisconsin Nursery Association elected Scott Johnson of Johnson’s Nursery as president, with Paul Huggett becoming past president. Dan Krueger Jr. was elected as vice president and Jason Jacobs was elected as secretary/treasurer. Brent Gustason and Ross Swartz were elected to the board of directors.

ASGCA Elects President, Associate Members

Erik Larsen was elected president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. He is executive vice president and senior golf course architect of Arnold Palmer Design Co., Orlando, Fla.

ASGCA also welcomed six new associate members, bringing the total number of members to 187. The new members are Kevin Atkinson, Phelps/Atkinson Golf Course Design, Evergreen, Colo.; Todd Clark, CE Golf Design, Kansas City, Kan.; Billy Fuller, Billy Fuller Golf Design, Atlanta, Ga.; Todd Quitno, Lohmann Golf Designs, Inc., Marengo, Ill.; Kevin Ramsey, Golfplan-Fream, Dale & Ramsey, Santa Rosa, Calif.; and Andy Staples, Golf Resource Group, Phoenix, Ariz.

PLANET Joins Group for Lyme Disease Education

The Professional Landcare Network is one of the founding members of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Partners in Lyme Disease Prevention network, established to coordinate efforts in public education and performance measurement. The other founding members are the Centers for Disease Control, Lyme Disease Association, National Association of School Nurses, IPM Institute of North America and the Office of Pesticide Programs. The members will focus initial efforts on educating the public on how to avoid tick bites, recognize the symptoms of Lyme disease and receive treatment if contact occurs.