May 26, 2020
Georgia Green Industry Association Hires Executive Director

Georgia Green Industry Association Hires Executive DirectorThe Board of Directors of the Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) has announced the hiring of Lanie Riner as its next executive director.

Riner brings experience, knowledge, and a passion for the industry as she steps into this position; all attributes that reportedly set her apart during the search process.

Through her time as owner/operator of Thunderwood Farms, volunteer service to the Green Industry, and service on other boards and advisory councils, shee has developed a skill set that will benefit GGIA in her new leadership role.

“Lanie brings a lot to the table that will benefit GGIA as we move forward,”said Jeremy Oxford, current GGIA chairman. “I am excited to see her leadership in action as she steps into her new role as GGIA’s executive director.”

Riner will be joining a GGIA team that already includes Jennifer Addington, director of administration; and Ashley Prater, director of membership services. These two keep the day-to-day operations going and oversee GGIA’s WinterGreen Trade Show and Education Conference held each January.

The Georgia Green Industry Association is a statewide trade association whose mission is to promote and advance the economic, lifestyle and environmental benefits of Georgia horticulture for our members, our families, and our communities. Find out more at


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