Project EverGreen approves new board, advisory council


Project EverGreen, a Mentor, Ohio-based nonprofit organization, elected its 2014 officers and board of directors.

Bill Vogel, CEO of Spring Valley, begins a two-year term as Project EverGreen’s board president. Mike Sisti, owner of a Weed Man USA franchise, moves to the role of immediate past president.

“Michael steered us through a critical period in our evolution, and we thank him for his leadership,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “We’re excited to have Bill take the reins. He’s been an integral part of Project EverGreen’s growth, and we’re looking forward to his leadership over the next two years.”

Rounding out the 2014 board officers are President Elect Dan Carrothers, BASF; and Secretary/Treasurer Mike Dauer, Real Green Systems.

Other board members include: Tom Delaney, PLANET; Dave Ravel, Syngenta Lawn & Garden; Jose Milan, Bayer CropScience; Scott Frith, Lawn Doctor; Sean Casey, Nufarm Turf & Ornamental; John Marchionda, Husqvarna; Harold Enger, Spring-Green Lawn Care.; Alan White, Project EverGreen Canada; Maureen Thompson, FMC Professional Solutions; and Murray Wingate, Lebanon Turf Products.

Project EverGreen’s leadership talent continues with a large and varied Advisory Council. Members  include: green industry veteran and former TruGreen executive Norman Goldenberg; Den Gardner, Gardner & Gardner Communications; Paul McDonough, Agrium; Phil Fogarty, Weed Man USA; Scott Frith, Lawn Doctor; Linda Frerichs, Arysta LifeScience; Mark Miller PBI/Gordon; Steve Trusty, Trusty & Associates; Patti Niewoehner, Phoenix/UPI; Mark Klossner, BOSS Snowplows; Tom Linnen, Dow AgroSciences; Kathy Mathers, The Fertlizer Institute; Rob Gilles, Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment (Bobcat Brand); Pierre Pereira, Billy Goat Industries; John S. Winkleman, Columbia University; Jeff Salem, Swanson Russell; Joe Shooner, Focal Point Communications; Brad Seipel, M/A/R/C Research; James W. Gray, Industry task Force II on 2-4 Research Data; Dave Hansen, Swanson Russell; Tara Olsen, All Points Research; Marisa Palmieri, Landscape Management/North Coast Media; Chuck Bowen, GIE Media; Dave Blasko, Moose River Media; Jason DeSarle, Moose River Media; Joe Kucik, Real Green Systems; Jim Novak, Turfgrass Producers International; and Howard Mains, Tactix Government Consulting.

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