40 Under 40, Class of 2016

Tracy Bode


Ball Horticultural Co., West Chicago, Illinois

Job Title

Associate Business Manager-Specialty Garden/Northeast Regional Supply Manager


  • Has worked in a number of areas, including greenhouse production, landscape production, nursery management and now supply chain management.
  • Oversaw a large nursery expansion project that converted acreage of field tree and shrub production into above ground, containerized shrub and perennial production.


Don’t Get in Her Way: Tracy has a competitive streak in her and recently competed in her first Spartan Race, an obstacle course race that involves scaling 7- to 9-foot walls, army crawling under barbed wire and carrying sand bags up and down flights of stairs.

Fun Facts

Can’t Live Without: The library. “I love to read, any kind of book really, fiction or non-fiction, set deep in history or far into the future! One of my favorite series is The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett, which I would recommend to everybody whether you’re a reader or not!”

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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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