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Jan 27, 2022
AmericanHort Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors

The AmericanHort Board of Directors has announced that the application period for the 2022 board of director nominations is now open.

Applications will be accepted until Feb. 18 from AmericanHort members interested in being nominated for the AmericanHort board of directors’ election. The nomination application  is available at and elections will take place over four weeks beginning in March.

“We welcome industry members who will help us strategically meet industry needs now and for years to come,” says Ken Fisher, CEO and president of AmericanHort. “We appreciate those who have served in this volunteer capacity helping to make AmericanHort the organization we are today.”

The organization supports more than 16,500 members and affiliated businesses including breeders, greenhouse and nursery growers, garden retailers, distributors, interior and exterior landscape professionals, florists, students, educators, researchers, manufacturers, and all of those who are part of the industry market chain.

“I am proud of the work the association does to support and lead our industry forward,” says Cole Mangum, board chairman, “and serving on the AmericanHort board of directors is a rewarding way to give back to the industry and make a positive impact.”

The nominating committee includes Cole Mangum, Bell Nursery USA,  who serves as board chairman; Jon Reelhorn, Belmont Nursery, board vice chairman; Tom Hughes, Hughes Nursery and Landscape, immediate past chairman; and J. Harvey Cotten Jr., board treasurer.

Current board of directors’ members are Gerry Docksteader, Advanced Horticultural Solutions; Mike Gooder, Plantpeddler; Joe Hobson, Midwest Trading Horticultural Supplies Inc; Rob Lando, AgriNomix; Amy Morris, N. G. Heimos Greenhouses; Steve Mostardi, Mostardi Nursery; Lyndsi Oestmann, Loma Vista Nursery; Ed Overdevest, Overdevest Nurseries LP; and Jonathan Saperstein, Everde Growers.

New board members will be announced in the spring and will officially join the board at the association state of the industry keynote on  July 17, at Cultivate’22.

For more details visit, or contact immediate past chairman of the board, Tom Hughes, Hughes Nursery and Landscaping, [email protected] or contact the AmericanHort office at 614.487.1117.