National Garden Bureau, All-America Selections Elect New Officers and Directors
The National Garden Bureau (NGB), the non-profit organization promoting gardening on behalf of the horticulture industry, and All-America Selections (AAS), the non-profit organization that promote winners of specific professional garden trials met recently during the ASTA Flower & Vegetable Seed Conference in California to plan future activities and elect board members.
At that time, NGB members elected a new president, vice president and three new directors to the board.
NGB announced the 2016-2017 officers as:
- President: Heather Kibble, Sakata Seed
- Vice President: Tim Hodson, Great American Media Services
- Past president: Claire Watson, PanAmerican Seed
- Treasurer: Mike Connelly, American Takii
Three new directors joined Rebecca Lusk, The Dummen Group, and Jeanne Svob, SHS Griffin, on the NGB Board The new directors are: John Fendley, Sustainable Seeds; Ryan McEnaney, Bailey Nurseries; and Mike Lizotte, American Meadows
NGB’s future plans include introducing new programs to help members promote their products and sustain the awareness of gardening as a fun and beneficial activity.
Each organization is on a two-year rotation of electing officers so AAS elected one new director to add to the current board.
The Board is currently led by President Angus Mellish, Vesey Seed; Vice President Connie Dam-Byl, William Dam Seeds; Past President Ron Cramer, Xiant Technologies; Treasurer Patty Buskirk, Seeds By Design.
All-America Selection welcomed Tony Nederhand, Express Seed, to the Board.
The other AAS directors include:
- John Burrows, ProVeg Seeds
- Justin Hancock, Costa Farms
- Mark Gross, PanAmerican Seed
- Jenny Kuhn, C. Raker & Sons
- Jenny Wegley, Dallas Arboretum