May 22, 2020
Georgia Green Industry Association Hires New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) has announced the hiring of Lanie Riner as its next executive director.

Through her time as owner/operator of Thunderwood Farms, volunteer service to the Green Industry, and service on other boards and advisory councils, Riner has developed a skill set that will benefit GGIA in her new leadership role.

GGIA’s Executive Director Search Committee was tasked with finding the top candidate to fill the vacated role, and after a thorough search and interview process, Lanie Riner rose to the top.

Current GGIA Chairman, Jeremy Oxford, had this to say about Riner, “Lanie brings a lot to the table that will benefit GGIA as we move forward. I am excited to see her leadership in action as she steps into her new role as GGIA’s executive director.”

Riner will be joining a GGIA team that already includes Jennifer Addington, GGIA director of administration, and Ashley Prater, GGIA director of membership services.

These team members keep the day-to-day operations going and oversee GGIA’s WinterGreen Trade Show and Education Conference that takes place each January.

The Georgia Green Industry Association is a statewide trade association whose mission is to promote and advance the economic, lifestyle and environmental benefits of Georgia horticulture for our members, our families, and our communities.

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