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STMA board of directors take office

February 16, 2018  - By

The 2018 STMA Board of Directors officially took office. The elections were held electronically in November to mid-December.

Sarah Martin, CSFM, and Foreman I and Turf Manager at Reach 11 Sports Complex for the City of Phoenix, was elected President. Other Officers elected include:

  • President-Elect – Jody Gill, CSFM, Grounds Coordinator, Blue Valley School District (Overland Park, Kan.)
  • Immediate Past President – Tim VanLoo, CSFM, Manager of Athletics Turf/Grounds, Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa)
  • Secretary / Treasurer – Jimmy Simpson, CSFM, Town of Cary (Cary, N.C.)
  • Vice President Commercial – Boyd Montgomery, CSFM, Certified Sales Executive, Regional Business Manager, The Toro Company (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Members elected to director positions include:

  • Academic Director – Jason Kruse, Ph.D., University of Florida, (Gainesville, Fla.)
  • Higher Education Director – Nick McKenna, CSFM, Baseball Field Manager, Texas A&M (College Station, Texas)
  • Director Parks and Recreation – James Bergdoll, CSFM, City of Chattanooga Public Works, (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
  • Elected-at-Large Director – Matt Anderson, CSFM, Grounds Superintendent, University of Arizona (Tucson, Ariz.)

Members appointed to the board by new President Sarah Martin, CSFM, include:

  • Weston Appelfeller, CSFM, Director of Grounds, Columbus Crew (Columbus, Ohio) to Director representing Professional Facilities
  • Tom Nielsen, Head Groundskeeper, Louisville Bats (Louisville, Ky.) to represent the At-Large Appointed Director
  • Randy Price, Tri-Tex Grass (Granbury, Texas) to the Commercial Director

Sun Roesslein, CSFM, Jeffco Schools (Golden, Colo.) is fulfilling the second-year of a two-year term as Director for Schools K-12.

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