TUCSON, Ariz. - Deborah Cole, president of Greater Texas Landscapes of Austin, Texas, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Groundskeeper and Taylor Haught, branch manager of The Groundskeeper's Albuquerque, N.M., office are both presidents elect of CAI in their respective cities.
Cole has been an active member of CAI since 2002 serving as committee chairs and member of the board of directors. She has also been active in several other landscape and business associations including PLANET, Building Owners and Managers Association, Real Estate Council of Austin, Commercial Real Estate Women of Austin and International Facilities Management Association. Cole founded Greater Texas Landscapes in 1981 and has grown the company to more than 125 employees in 3 markets. In 2008, Cole and GTL joined The Groundskeeper's family.
In 2009 Haught was on the board of directors of the New Mexico Chapter where he served as the secretary. Haught has worked for The Groundskeeper for the past eight years. He first started as a maintenance supervisor and was quickly promoted to head up the new office in Albuquerque as branch manager. Haught has also worked with other organizations where he has served on the board of directors, both the New Mexico Water Task Force and First Tee of Central New Mexico. Taylor has recently been certified by the Irrigation Association as a landscape irrigation auditor.