40 Under 40, Class of 2016

Leanna Burress


Color Point, Granville, Illinois

Job Title

Account Manager/Product Development


  • Created new plant concepts that have been offered by retailers on a national level and helped introduce a successful line of seasonal miniature plants to a national grocery chain.
  • Responsible for all account details from product development to sales and shipping schedules. She sources and imports upgraded packaging options for product and builds retailer specific programs.


Fly the Friendly Skies: Leanna grew up on a family farm/produce business but left the horticulture industry for a few years to become a flight attendant. She still loves to travel but loves returning to her small town atmosphere. “It’s the best of both worlds!”

Fun Facts

What’s on the Menu? Any kind of seafood (being from the Midwest), good wine and Havarti cheese... “It’s not a party without Havarti!!”

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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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