Gina Zirkle
40 Under 40, Class of 2020

Gina Zirkle


Sun Gro Horticulture

Job Title

Area Sales Manager


• Earned her master’s degree while working full time. Upon graduation, converted her thesis work into two peer-reviewed scientific journal articles that were published.

• Actively involved in industry associations including being the first woman president of the Ohio Lawn Care Association.


“I like to grill in the summer and make soups in the winter. I often go for comfort foods.”

Fun Facts

Her favorite books are the Harry Potter series of novels. “I loved reading them and it was fun to see the books turned into movies. I don’t have a wand or cape, but I have convinced my children I can place spells on them if they misbehave.”

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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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