40 Under 40, Class of 2014

Jamie Gibson, Ph.D.

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Syngenta Flowers, Home and Garden, Greensboro, N.C.

Job Title

Technical Representative


Served on the floriculture faculty at North Carolina State University and the University of Florida-Milton. Recipient of the U of F’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Teaching Award. Served as co-director of research leadership program that trained 60+ horticultural graduates, worked with 105 commercial growers, studied 65 plant genera and conducted 1,150 trials.


Place to Get Away from It All: “You just can’t beat the sugar white beaches of northwest Florida.”

Fun Facts

The Roots of the Family Tree: Jamie’s great-grandfather, J.B.s. Norton, was the first plant pathologist for the state of Maryland; he was also a daylily breeder and some of his varieties are growing in the U.S. National Arboretum.

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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
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