Southern Nursery Association (SNA) reports it has been zeroing in on candidates for its executive director opening. A nationwide advertising campaign, which began in mid-December, drew nearly 100 applicants from coast to coast. Five SNA members have committed to the task of ranking the top choices. A human resource company also has been assisting behind the scenes conducting preliminary phone interviews, as well as background and reference checks. The SNA board of directors will receive interview finalists in person in Marietta, Ga. SNA represents an 11-state region in the Southeast.