40 Under 40, Class of 2013

Emily Showalter

Company

Willoway Nurseries, Avon, Ohio

Job Title

Human Resources

Accomplishments

Recipient of the 2012 Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association”s Young Professional of the Year Award; Manages company”s internship program as well as all of its human resources responsibilities.

Extracurricular

Favorite food/meal: Bacon and eggs. “”I could eat breakfast for dinner every day.”” She serves as the team captain for Team Willoway that has raised more than $25,000 for the American Cancer Society”s Relay for Life.

Fun Facts

The Buckeyes are in her blood: Graduates of Ohio State University, Emily and her husband are big Buckeye fans. In fact, they named their son Greyson after the school”s colors — scarlet and gray.