FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marketing & Communications Manager
Westerville, OH— The ONLA Board of Directors announces that Frits Rizor has resigned as Executive Director, effective September 16, 2016, to join the faculty at Hocking Technical College. ONLA’s Membership & Certification Manager, Roni Petersen, has been named Interim Executive Director.
The Board has begun a search for a new executive director under the leadership of Board President Steve Maddox.
“The board and staff thank Frits for his service with ONLA. He has provided us with tremendous leadership and has helped develop and encourage our talented staff. We wish him the very best.”, said Steve Maddox.
The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association leads, promotes and facilitates the success and growth of green industry businesses. The association’s 1,300+ members comprise nursery stock growers, garden center operators, landscape contractors, landscape design and grounds maintenance firms, arborists, students enrolled in landscape and horticulture programs in the state and allied suppliers. ONLA’s annual conference, MGIX, will take place January 16–18, 2017 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The association, with administrative offices in Westerville, has represented Ohio’s vital nursery and landscape industry for over 100 years.