40 Under 40, Class of 2012

Brian Trader, PhD

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Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa.

Job Title

Coordinator of Domestic and International Studies


Coordinates Longwood Gardens’ educational programs that focus on young adult to adult learners; Manages Longwood’s College and University Internship Program responsible for approximately 30 paid internships per year and recently developed international intern program; Recipient of Excellence in Teaching Award as an assistant professor at Mississippi State University and Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award from Virginia Tech.


Favorite food: Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Cakes; On his nightstand: Non-fiction colonial history books, Virginia Tech magazine and plant catalogs.

Fun Facts

Brian’s greatest personal accomplishment “is to be loved and trusted enough to be selected the godfather of five intelligent, caring and beautiful kids.”

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

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P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

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