The association will be led by industry veterans.
ACWORTH, Ga. – The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) announced its new board of directors elected at the 114th Annual SNA Business Meeting held during the Gulf States Horticultural Exposition in Mobile, Ala.
2012 SNA Officers include:
William J. "Bill" Boyd, Flower City Nurseries, Smartt, Tenn.
Vice President/Treasurer/Director Chapter 4 (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas)
Jeffrey Howell, Rocky Creek Nursery, Lucedale, Miss.
Executive Vice President
Karen Summers, Summers & Associates, Acworth, Ga.
2012 SNA Board of Directors include:
Director Chapter 1 (Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia)
Eelco Tinga Jr., Tinga Nursery, Castle Hayne, N.C.
Director Chapter 2 (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina)
Richard May, May Nursery, Havana, Fla.
Director Chapter 3 (Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee)
Michael Hobbs, Warren County Nursery, McMinnville, Tenn.
Immediate Past President
Randy Bracy, Bracy's Nursery, Amite, La.
Danny Summers, Summers & Associates, Acworth, Ga.
"I look forward to working with this new board and carrying out their directives as we move forward in redefining and rebuilding the SNA," said Karen Summers, executive vice president. "Their knowledge, expertise and vision will be an invaluable contribution to the association and will significantly accelerate our restructuring and growth initiatives."
Newly elected president, Bill Boyd, is serving his second term on the SNA Board. He served his first term from 2002-2007, serving as president in 2006. Eelco Tinga Jr. is serving his second term on the SNA Board as well. He served his first term on the SNA Board from 2005-2010, and served as SNA president in 2009.
"It is an honor to have these two well-seasoned and knowledgeable men serving on the SNA Board during this time,” said Danny Summers, board advisor, SNA. "They both understand where SNA has been and where we need to go. Their wisdom can help steer us in the right direction as we set new goals for the future."
Newly elected Board Member Michael Hobbs is president of Warren County Nursery, McMinnville, Tenn. A third generation nurseryman, Hobbs has been active in the industry for more than 40 years. Founded by his father and mother, Leslie and Frances Hobbs, in 1950, Warren County Nursery is a wholesale field growing operation and greenhouses for liner production, offering a complete line of bareroot seedlings, cuttings, liners, vines, wildflowers, fruit and nut trees, balled and burlap shrubs, shade trees, ornamentals and evergreens. Warren County Nursery has more than 400 acres in production and over the past 60 years has become recognized as a supplier of native plants used in wetlands and reforestation plantings.