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New NALP board members take office

The National Association of Landscape Professionals new board of directors’ term began May 1, 2016. Brett Lemcke, Landscape Industry Certified, vice president of R.M. Landscape will serve as president of the association.

New members of the Board include Mike Bogan of Landcare, Inc., Pete Farno of Bayer and Frank Mariani of Mariani Landscape.

“We have a great group of professionals on our new Board of Directors who have a diverse range of knowledge and experience that will ensure that the association is helping to protect and grow the industry and provide the education that members need,” said Sabeena Hickman, CAE, NALP CEO. “I look forward to a productive and exciting year with this talented Board of Directors.”

2016-2017 Officers

  • President – Brett Lemcke, Landscape Industry Certified, R. M. Landscape, Inc., Hilton, New York
  • President-Elect – Jon Cundiff, Landscape Industry Certified, Weed Man-Kansas City, Lees Summit, Missouri
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Jeff Buhler, Massey Services, Orlando, Florida
  • Immediate Past President – Scott Jamieson, Landscape Industry Certified, Bartlett Tree Experts, Grayslake, Illinois

2016-2017 Directors-At-Large

  • Jason Becker, Landscape Industry Certified, Caterpillar, Cary, North Carolina
  • Mike Bogan, Landscape Industry Certified, LandCare, Frederick, Maryland
  • Jim Campanella, Landscape Industry Certified, Lawn Dawg, Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Joy Diaz, Landscape Industry Certified, Land Care Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Pete Farno, Bayer, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • Tom Fochtman, Landscape Industry Certified, Ceibass Venture Partners, Arvada, Colorado
  • Zach Johnson, Landscape Industry Certified, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Paul McDonough, Landscape Industry Certified, KOCH Agronomic Services, Wichita, Kansas
  • Frank Mariani, Mariani Landscapes, Lake Bluff, Illinois
  • Shayne Newman, Landscape Industry Certified, YardApes, New Milford, Connecticut
  • Barb Stropko, Landscape Industry Certified, New Desert Gallery, Inc., Tucson, Arizona
  • Andrew Ziehler, Landscape Industry Certified, Ziehler Lawn and Tree Care, Centerville, Ohio

The Board was sworn in at Leaders Forum in Los Cabos, Mexico, on February 26, 2016.

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