Board of Directors

Board of Directors

FNGLA is managed by a 25-member Board of Directors comprised of member-elected representatives from its 14 active Chapters, 7 Divisions, and 4 statewide officers.

2018 - 2019 Officers



Will Womack

Shawn Thomas


Shawn Thomas



Martin Hackney


Immediate Past President

Ed Bravo

2017-2018 Board Representatives

FNGLA's Board Representatives are elected by chapters through elections which take place June-August each year. 

Action Chapter

Jennifer Parrish
Farm Credit of Central Florida

Allied Division

Jason Platzer
BWI Companies, Inc.

Broward Chapter

Christy Savage-Griffin
Betrock Information Systems

Citrus Nursery Division

Lynn Steward
Alico, Inc.
Ph. 863-494-4939

Coastal Springs Chapter

Stephen Herrmann
Herrmann's Landscaping, LLC
Ph. 813-714-06-21

Miami-Dade Chapter

Barney W. Rutzke, Jr.
Railroad Nursery, Inc.
Ph. 305-245-4595

Floriculture Division

Terri Bates
Bates Sons & Daughters
Ph. 863-465-3274

Foliage Division

Ty Strode
Agri-Starts, Inc.
Ph. 407-889-8055

Frontrunner's Chapter

Justin L. Slaymaker
Slay's Trees
Ph. 386-454-2521

Garden Center Division

Theresa Riley
Rockledge Gardens, Inc.
Ph. 321-636-7662

Highland Heartland Chapter

Austin Bryant
Heart of Florida Greenhouses
Ph. 863-735-1199

Landscape Division

Harold Jenkins II
Jenkins Landscape Co., Inc.
Ph. 772-546-2861

Lake Region Chapter

J.R. Reiner
Reliable Peat Co., J.V.
Ph. 352-326-5432

Manasota Chapter

J.C. Diem
Southern Agricultural Insecticides 
Ph. 941-722-3285

Northeast Chapter

Shawn Thomas
Southern Green 
Ph. 904-598-4358