Lawn & Landscape recognizes top industry leaders

Lawn & Landscape recognizes top industry leaders

The annual Leadership Awards featured a new honor this year.

October 19, 2017
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Lawn & Landscape Magazine welcomed four new inductees into its Leadership Class, and launched a new award recognizing a future leader. 

The Lawn & Landscape Leadership Awards, sponsored exclusively by Syngenta, are given annually to those in the green industry who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to their field. 

“Being a leader in any industry means acting as a mentor, being selfless, getting involved, and operating proactively,” said Stephanie Schwenke, turf market manager at Syngenta. “This year’s recipients demonstrate these qualities and set a great example for future and emerging leaders. Syngenta is proud to partner with Lawn & Landscape to honor these industry leaders and their impact on the lawn and landscape profession.” 

This year’s winners are:

• Rick Doesburg, Thornton Landscape
• Warren Gorowitz, Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply
• Matt Jesson, Green Lawn Fertilizing
• Jesus “Chuy” Medrano, CoCal Landscape

And the Emerging Leader is:
Kelly Dowell, Dowco Enterprises

“The green industry is full of passionate people and we’re honored to be able to recognize a handful of them,” said Brian Horn, editor of Lawn & Landscape. “The awards normally focus on the past and the present of the industry, but this year we are also focusing on the future with our first Emerging Leader award, which recognizes someone who is having a positive effect on the industry now and for years to come.”