Lawn & Landscape shines a spotlight on decades of leadership

Lawn & Landscape shines a spotlight on decades of leadership

The magazine acknowledged an elite group of trailblazers during its 2018 Leadership Awards event.

October 18, 2018

Four new green industry professionals were inducted into the Lawn & Landscape’s Leadership Class of 2018, and, for the second consecutive year acknowledged an industry up and comer.

The Lawn & Landscape Leadership Awards, sponsored by Syngenta, are given annually to those in the green industry who have had a positive effect in the world of landscaping and lawn care.

This year's winners this year are:

Jason Cupp, Kincaide LTD: Cupp spent the bulk of his career building a landscaping business in Kansas City, Kansas, but his biggest passion is helping other business owners succeed. Read the rest of Cupp’s story here.

Nada Duna, Gothic Landscape: Do the right thing for the right reason. That’s the philosophy that has driven Nada Duna throughout more than 30 years of work in the green industry. Read the rest of Duna’s story here:

Scott Grams, Illinois Landscape Contractors Association: Grams moved the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association to the next level through his expertise on legislative policies and hosting educational events. Read the rest of Gram’s story here:

Bruce Moore, Sr., Eastern Land Management: A long-time veteran of the industry, Moore Sr. is a leader at work, at home and in his community. Read the rest of Moore’s story here:

Emerging leader, Zech Strauser, Strauser Nature’s Helpers: Strauser is finding his place in the industry through nonprofits and a fresh perspective. Read the rest of Strauser’s story here:

“At Syngenta, we value the art of growth and leadership, and want to see businesses in the Lawn & Landscape industry thrive,” said Stephanie Schwenke, turf market manager for Syngenta. “We know the recipients of the Lawn & Landscape Leadership Awards are artists. Their success has been forged by the challenges they have faced, and their vision for success has been shaped by their many years of experience.  We’re excited to honor those who have built successful businesses and created many beautiful green spaces for others to enjoy.”

The event took place Oct. 17 at the Flame Run in Louisville. It’s the 18th year the magazine has recognized the industry’s top leaders.

“Our four leadership award winners all have a drive to make their companies better, but they also focus on educating the industry as a whole,” said Brian Horn, editor of Lawn & Landscape magazine. “Our Emerging Leader has those same traits and is looking to make a difference from inside the industry.”