Friend of the Industry

Overview: An individual from outside the association who has contributed to the advancement or improvement of the nursery and landscape industry. To nominate an individual for this award, contact FNGLA's Ben Bolusky.

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2018

Charles LaPradd

Miami-Dade County

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2017

Jackie Moalli

Moalli

FDACS | Fresh From Florida

2017

Melissa Hunt

Hunt

FDACS | Fresh From Florida

2016

Deirdre Irwin

Irwin

St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL

2015

Tyson Emery

Emery

FDACS Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville, FL

2014

Ananth Prasad, P.E., Secretary 

Prasad

Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL

2013

Commissioner Adam Putnam

Putnam

Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services

2012

Hannah Carter, Ph.D

carter

Wedgworth Leadership Institute 

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Friend of the Industry


2011: Terril Nell, Ph.D, University of Florida / Environmental Horticulture
2010: Charles Bronson, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services
2009: Not awarded
2008: Marty Bowen, Speaker Pro-Tempore of the Florida House of Representatives; Jimmy Cheek, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of the University of Florida - IFAS
2007: Mario Diaz-Balart - U.S. Congressman; Ken Kuhl - FDACS Office of Water Policy
2006: Kevin Kelley - Florida State Director - USDA
2005: Leslie Palmer - Federal State Director - FDACS; Richard Gaskalla - Director - Division of Plant Industry
2004: Richard Gaskalla - Director - Division of Plant Industry
2003: Belinda G. Chason - Florida Department of Education
2002: Representative Richard Machek - Palm Beach County Area
2001: Lois Ann Sorensen - Southwest Florida Water Management District