PGMS Announces 2016-2017 Board

marionwebMarion Bolick, CGM (left in picture) of Collier County – Pelican Bay Services Division in Naples, Fla. was elected and installed as the new president of the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) during the Society’s annual Awards and Induction Dinner held on Friday, Oct. 21 in conjunction with the 2016 School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 19-22.

The 95th grounds management professional to hold the office, Bolick succeeds John Doiron (right in picture) as the chief elected officer of the over 100-year-old green industry organization.

In addition to Bolick, PGMS members elected Gerald Landby as their president-elect. Jeff McManus, CGM of the University of Mississippi in University, Miss. was elected vice president and Gerry Dobbs, CGM of Rancho Cordova Recreation and Parks District in Rancho Cordova, Calif., was elected as treasurer.

The regional directors are as follows: North East Regional Director, Don Savard, CGM of the Salesianum School, Inc. in Wilmington, Del.; North Central Regional Director, Bruce DeVrou, CGM of Spectrum Health Hospitals in Grand Rapids, Mich.; North West Regional Director, Joe Kovolyan, CGM of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.; South East Regional Director, Susanne Woodell, CGM of Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.; South Central Regional Director, Corey Ruff of the Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas; and South West Regional Director, Kent Bagnell of The Venetian Casino & Resort, Las Vegas, Nev.

Directors at Large include: Cary Avery, CGM of the University of California-Davis in Camino, Calif.; Roger Connor, CGM of Duke University in Durham, N.C.; and Jared Rudy, CGM of the Villanova University in Villanova, Pa. Paula Sliefert of The Toro Company in Bloomington, Minn. will serve as the Supplier Member Rep.

Thomas C. Shaner continues to serve the Board as PGMS executive director and Stephanie Dodd will serve as the associate director. PGMS leaders are already at work planning the 2017 School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO which will take place in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 18-21, 2017.