Aug 30, 2016
Syng-RG Hires Executive Director

Syn-RG, the collaborative initiative behind the Handpicked for You trustmark program, has contracted with Woody Bibens & Associates, Inc. to provide executive director and management services.

Syn-RG brings together plant introducers, independent growers and independent garden centers, in a coordinated manner to better evaluate new plant varieties. The ultimate focus is a certification program that provides consumers with the assurance of success they value when buying plants.

Emily Bibens Chung, vice president of Woody Bibens & Associates, Inc., will serve as Syn-RG’s first executive director.

Emily Bibens Chung has worked with Woody Bibens & Associates, Inc. since 2009 where she serves also as the education and marketing manager for the Western Nursery & Landscape Association. Previously, she has served as the chapter administrator of MGMA of Greater St. Louis and the executive secretary of the Hort Co-op of Metro St. Louis.

Syn-RG is led by five founding members – Prides Corner Farm, Overdevest Nurseries, Willoway Nurseries, Saunders Brothers Nursery and Sheridan Nurseries.


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