Following the unexpected death of John R. Holmes last month, the board of directors of OFA — an Association of Horticulture Professionals — has named Jim Broderick, current OFA treasurer, as the interim chief executive officer.
Broderick is the owner of TFI Inc., a Westerville, Ohio–based company that provides interiorscaping, landscaping, wholesaling, and limited grounds and property maintenance.
“Jim is well positioned to serve as the interim CEO. He is deeply involved in OFA, understands the strategic vision of the board of directors and is highly respected by our staff,” said OFA President Bobby Barnitz. “We have a great team in place to ensure the association continues providing valuable programs and services to our stakeholders and management partners during this transition time.”
Plans for the OFA Short Course, taking place July 11 to 14 in Columbus, Ohio, are progressing as scheduled, including developing the 130-session educational program, the 1,500-booth trade show and dozens of networking opportunities.
A professional search firm with experience in the association-management industry will lead the process of hiring of a new CEO.