John F. Brailsford Jr., who served on the board of trustees and executive committee for the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), has assumed the presidency of HRI earlier this year.
“HRI is in the midst of repositioning itself as driving, not just funding, the research agenda of the green industry,” Braisford says. “This is critical, strategic work, and I am honored to have the opportunity to steward the process.”
Brailsford is president of Shady Grove Plantation and Nursery, an operation in South Carolina. He was South Carolina’s Nursery Professional of the Year in 2001.