Kit Leider Pierri
40 Under 40, Class of 2021

Kit Leider Pierri


Leider Greenhouses

Job Title

Garden Center Manager/Communications Director


  • Transitioned garden center from an outdated cash register system to a fully digital POS system that allows the company to generate reports and data to better plan for the upcoming seasons.
  • Oversaw the process of completely revamping company’s production planning software.


There’s Always Housework to Do: Kit and her husband recently celebrated their one-year homeowner anniversary. “I love working on home projects and (slowly) decorating the place room by room.”

Fun Facts

Family Biz: Kit is the fifth generation of her family to work in the business that was started in 1898. She also has an identical twin sister.

You Won’t Find This Info on IMDB: Part of the movie “Omen 2” was filmed in the Leider family greenhouse in 1978!

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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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