ST. PAUL, Minn. – As a supplier of premium bareroot and liner material, Bailey Nurseries has placed a great emphasis on supporting their grower customers with customized tools. To further support that goal, Bailey Nurseries has announced that Dave Warning will be the company’s first grower specialist sales representative for the upper Midwest market. Warning will work specifically with grower customers in Illinois, Wisconsin and western Indiana to manage their unique needs.
Prior to joining Chapel Valley, Bill worked in the public sector as a city manager and in the non-profit sector leading a business improvement district. A Maryland native with two grown children, Bill spends his free time with his family in the garden, traveling and competing in triathlons.
HERNDON, Va. – The National Association of Landscape Professionals announced Jan. 11 that Paul Mendelsohn has joined the association as vice president of government relations.
Mendelsohn will oversee the expansion of the government relations program, working with Missy Henriksen, vice president of Public Affairs.
Mendelsohn has decades of experience in government relations, including positions as legislative director and chief of staff for a number of Michigan state representatives as well as extensive experience developing and building association government relations programs. He most recently served as vice president of government and community relations at the American Institute of Architects.
“We are very excited to have Paul’s experience and expertise to expand our State and Federal policy work and to help us create new ways to mobilize the entire industry,” said Sabeena Hickman, NALP CEO. “With Paul leading government relations and Missy focused on expanding the industry through the Industry Growth Initiative, we are poised to make a big impact.”
”I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to grow the reach and visibility of NALP’s advocacy program,” Mendelsohn said. “From job creation to protecting the health and safety of the public, landscape professionals serve a vital role for our country and it is an honor to represent their interests.”
Paul will work alongside Tom Delaney, NALP’s Director of Government Affairs, for the next few months to ensure a smooth transition before Delaney’s departure from the association.
The transition in staff roles comes as NALP recently restructured its issue management protocols, announcing its commitment to leadership on policy issues most important to its members businesses including fertilizer and pesticide bans, restrictions or limitations; water quality and quantity issues; and effective H-2B legislation.
FLINT, Mich. – Spurred to action after news of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, nine Weed Man USA trucks delivered more than 1,800 gallons of bottled water to the Catholic Charities for Hope in Flint on Friday, Jan. 29. Weed Man USA is a fast-growing lawn care franchise with locations across the United States.
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – Jody Shilan, MLA has just announced the dates for his newest three-part webinar series called "The ultimate landscape design/build sales process" sponsored by DynaSCAPE Software. This webinar series is perfect for any landscape design/build company that wants to improve its sales in 2016. Each webinar will be broadcast from 3-4 p.m. EST (with additional time provided for Q&A). The webinars will be live on Feb. 10, 17 and 24 but recordings will be made available to registrants. Members of FromDesign2Build.com and customers of customers will receive preferred pricing.