40 Under 40, Class of 2013

Emily Showalter


Willoway Nurseries, Avon, Ohio

Job Title

Human Resources


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.


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.