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TPI appoints new executive director

January 16, 2014  - By

Bob Weerts, President of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) has announced that Melanie Stanton has accepted the position of Executive Director of Turfgrass Producers International, effective January 13, 2014. Melanie_Stanton

Ms. Stanton comes to TPI from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in Arlington Heights, Illinois where she served as Accreditation Manager. While at ASPS, Stanton secured an unprecedented six-year accreditation which allowed the Society to more efficiently allocate staff resources to other projects and to secure outside funding for programs. She also worked with groups to develop and implement flexible long-term planning that helped to impact public policy.

Earlier in her career, Stanton enjoyed success with The Sherwood Group in Northbrook, Ill. Her progressive career with The Sherwood Group began as an Administrative Director before being promoted to Account Executive. She also previously served as Meeting Manager for ACCESS Medical Group in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Stanton holds Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University.

In making his announcement, Weerts stated, “We are pleased to welcome Melanie to the TPI team and we believe her management, association experience and customer service capabilities will assist TPI with accelerated growth, strategic direction and effective membership communications in the immediate future.”

Stanton will be introduced to members at the TPI 2014 International Education Conference and Field Day in Orlando, Fla., February 24-27, 2014.

[RELATED LINK: Attendees to have a ‘field day’ with TPI at International Education Conference]

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