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SFMA selects new 2024 board of directors

February 28, 2024
(Logo: Sports Field Management Association)

The Sports Field Management Association (SFMA) recently confirmed its 2024 board of directors. Sun Roesslein, CSFM, who assumed the role of president in 2023 and will now enter her second term. The association will maintain its course under Laura Simmons, who is entering her second year as CEO.

“I am honored to serve a second term as SFMA president alongside the dedicated members of the 2024 board of directors,” Roesslein said. “Together, we will work this year to further our strategic plan initiatives which involve positioning our members as the experts in field maintenance, cultivating inclusivity and diversity within our profession and spreading awareness to attract emerging professionals to the sports field management industry.”

Other 2024 officers are:

  • President-Elect: Adam Thoms, Ph.D., Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Vice President, Commercial: Erin Wilder, Sod Solutions, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Alpha Jones, CSFM, Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Segra Stadium, Fayetteville, N.C.

The association also elected the following as directors:

  • Academic Director: Chase Straw, Ph.D., assistant professor of turfgrass management and physiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Appointed Director-At-Large: Lee Van Meeteren, City of Sioux Center (Iowa)
  • Commercial Director: Warren Gorowitz, Hunter Industries, San Marcos, Calif.
  • Elected Director-At-Large: Kyle Patterson, City of Roswell (Ga.) Recreation, Parks, Historic, and Cultural Affairs
  • Higher Education Director: Casey Carrick, CSFM, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Parks and Recreation Director: Zachary Holm, CSFM, Central Park Conservancy, Byram, N.J.
  • Schools K-12 Director: Jeremy Driscoll, CSFM, grounds supervisor, St. Mark’s High School, Wilmington, Del.

The SFMA elections are conducted electronically by an independent audit form in November and the board officially takes office during the SFMA Conference and Exhibition each January. Next year’s conference will be held in Palm Springs, Calif., Jan. 12-16, 2025. The 2026 conference will be held in Fort Worth, Texas.

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