May 2, 2014
FNGLA Nominating Committee Sets Slate for Incoming OfficersSource: Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association

The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association’s (FNGLA) Nominating Committee has announced its recommended slate for its 2014-2015 officers.

The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association’s (FNGLA) Nominating Committee has announced its recommended slate for its 2014-2015 officers.

President-Elect Sandy Stein (The Jungle Nursery in Miami) automatically advances to FNGLA president for 2014-2015.

The committee nominated Billy Butterfield (AmeriScapes Landscape Management Services in Orlando) as FNGLA’s 2014-2015 president-elect. Robert Shoelson (Getting Green Plant Service in Fort Lauderdale and Betrock Information Systems in Hollywood, Fla.) is nominated as FNGLA’s secretary/treasurer, and current FNGLA President Mike Marshall (Marshall Tree Farm in Morriston) automatically advances to FNGLA past president for 2014-2015.

Incoming FNGLA President Sandy Stein started in the nursery business in 1981. Serving FNGLA’s Miami-Dade Chapter in many capacities, including president, Stein has served on the FNGLA Board of Directors as an officer and as the Woody Division Board Representative. He has also chaired FNGLA’s Membership Committee. He is the owner of The Jungle Nursery in Miami and also a licensed psychotherapist.

President-elect Billy Butterfield has served on FNGLA’s Certification Committee and is one of the most experienced and rigorous certification exam judges. Butterfield served FNGLA’s Action Chapter in many capacities, including president. He has served on the FNGLA Board of Directors as an officer and as Action Chapter’s Board Representative. Butterfield owns AmeriScapes Landscape Management Services in Orlando.

Nominated to serve as FNGLA secretary/treasurer, Robert Shoelson has grown up in the nursery and landscape industry starting with Betrock Information Systems in 1992 and Getting Green Plant Service in 1998. He was active on FNGLA’s Certification, Short Course and Budget Committees. Shoelson has served on FNGLA’s Board of Directors as Woody Division and Broward Chapter Board Representatives. He was president of FNGLA’s Broward Chapter three times. Shoelson is the owner and president of Getting Green Plant Services in Fort Lauderdale and the COO of Betrock Information Systems in Hollywood, Fla.

Mike Marshall automatically moves from president to FNGLA immediate past president. He has served FNGLA as a committee member and chair of the Great Southern Tree Conference; chaired FNGLA’s Budget Committee; a Woody Division Leader; and, sits on FNGLA’s Board of Directors as an officer. Marshall is very involved in sales, marketing and production at his family business, Marshall Tree Farm in Morriston.

FNGLA officer elections will take place during FNGLA’s Annual Meeting June 21, in conjunction with the 2014 convention in Ponte Vedra Beach, located between St. Augustine and Jacksonville.




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