OFA CEO Michael Geary, CAE, has been named executive vice president of the American Nursery & Landscape Association. Geary assumed ANLA's chief staff position on Jan. 1, 2013.
Bringing 21 years of experience in association management, including nearly three years as the CEO of OFA, Geary will helm both organizations.
He will split his time between OFA’s office in Columbus, Ohio, and ANLA’s offices in Washington, D.C., preparing for a scheduled formation of a new joint organization on Jan. 1, 2014. ANLA’s government relations and research team will remain in Washington, DC.
Geary states, "I am honored by the opportunity to steward ANLA. The association has a long and proud history of helping member businesses achieve success and protecting their interests on Capitol Hill and across our nation. I look forward to working with ANLA's experienced, Washington, D.C.-based staff team to further that mission."