New Hires In Vital Roles At AFE, NGMA

American Floral Endowment Hires Industry Leader to Guide Future Fundraising Efforts

Edwardsville, Illinois, January 12, 2007–The American Floral Endowment has announced the appointment of Sten Crissey, Seattle, Washington, to the new position of Vice President of Development and Industry Relations. “The Endowment trustees are delighted that someone of Sten’s experience and stature has agreed to take on this pivotal role,” said AFE incoming Chairman, Mike Mellano.

Effective February 1, Crissey will begin his work in raising awareness for the Endowment and forging stronger ties throughout the industry. The Endowment’s goal is to develop a successful major gift and planned giving program to complement the current fund raising efforts. “Sten knows first hand the terrific potential that research and education can bring to the product we sell, with the ultimate benefit going to the millions of people who enjoy flowers and plants everyday,” Mellano said. 

Crissey, former owner of Crissey’s, Inc. in Seattle, WA, has been active in the floral industry since the 1970s. He has served as president of both the Society of American Florists and the Northwest Florists Association and is a member of the American Academy of Floriculture. In 2004, he was inducted into SAF’s Floriculture Hall of Fame and has also been the recipient of the Paul Ecke Jr. Award. He has also provided service to the Endowment as Trustee, Past-Treasurer and Current Chairman, a position he will relinquish in order to fulfill his Vice Presidential responsibilities. He has had formal training in fundraising at “The Fund Raising School”, a program of “The Center on Philanthropy” at Indiana University and has been an active volunteer fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. 

About AFE

AFE, founded in 1961, is the leading non-profit funding source for floricultural research and educational programs in the United States. The Endowment is supported by more than 1,000 companies and individuals throughout the industry. For more information, please visit www.endowment.org.

(Source: Pen & Petal)

The National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association Hires Management Company

Harrisburg, PA—The National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) recently contracted with Calabrese & Heuser Organizational Resource Group, an association management company based out of Harrisburg, PA.

Denise R. Calabrese has been named the Executive Director of NGMA. Calabrese has been working in non-profit management for the past 19 years in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Her focus has been in public affairs, public relations, fundraising, strategic planning, media relations, and crisis communications.

Following her graduation with a degree in Mass Communications from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Denise began her career specializing in communications with the Pennsylvania Nurserymen’s Association (PNA). Following her employment with the PNA, Calabrese served as Sr. Vice-President of Communications and Community Relations with the United Way of the Capitol Region.

In January 2001, Calabrese founded an association management company with her business partner, Patricia Heuser. The company currently represents the interests of seventeen (17) non-profit organizations.

Calabrese personally serves as Executive Director of nine (9) of those organizations, including NGMA. In addition to Calabrese serving as Executive Director, NGMA staff will include Amy Bell, Database and Financial Manager; Bethany Dennis, Communications Manager; and Tonya Weikel, Customer Service Representative.

Rich Reilly, President of NGMA and President of Rough Brothers, Inc. located in Cincinnati, Ohio, said of the change, “Our board conducted an extensive search for an Executive Director to move NGMA forward. After review of 45 qualified applicants, Calabrese and staff were selected. I am excited to begin a new phase that will surely invigorate and advance NGMA as the premier trade association for our industry.”

NGMA is a professional trade organization for the manufacturers and suppliers of greenhouses and greenhouse components. The association represents all segments of the greenhouse marketplace to enhance the effectiveness of each in a coordinated effort to promote and advance the entire industry. NGMA was founded in 1958 in Buffalo, New York. For more information, visit www.ngma.com or call (800) 792-NGMA.

(Source: Calabrese & Heuser Organizational Resource Group, Inc.
4305 North Sixth Street, Suite A
Harrisburg, PA 17110
717-238-9989
Fax 717-238-9985
www.calabreseheuser.org)

Leave a Reply

More From Varieties...

August 20, 2017

Proven Winners and Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association to Partner on Summer Outing

This year, KNLA is combining its summer outing with the Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow for an informative event that will take place on September 21.

Read More
Four Star 2018 Catalog

August 18, 2017

Four Star Greenhouses’ 2018 Catalog Includes New Varieties and Cultural Tips

The new catalog is available in both print and digital formats, and features information on new trays that allow for more plugs per square foot.

Read More
Francis Kwong, PanAmerican Seed

August 15, 2017

Ornamental Seed Scientist Francis Kwong Dies at Age 65

Kwong was most recently the Director of Seed Technology for PanAmerican Seed, and his research was instrumental in the development of calibrachoa, angelonia, and other plants.

Read More
Latest Stories

August 20, 2017

Proven Winners and Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Assoc…

This year, KNLA is combining its summer outing with the Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow for an informative event that will take place on September 21.

Read More
Four Star 2018 Catalog

August 18, 2017

Four Star Greenhouses’ 2018 Catalog Includes New Variet…

The new catalog is available in both print and digital formats, and features information on new trays that allow for more plugs per square foot.

Read More
Francis Kwong, PanAmerican Seed

August 15, 2017

Ornamental Seed Scientist Francis Kwong Dies at Age 65

Kwong was most recently the Director of Seed Technology for PanAmerican Seed, and his research was instrumental in the development of calibrachoa, angelonia, and other plants.

Read More
Candy Tops Snapdragons Series (Sakata Ornamentals)

August 3, 2017

Five Characteristics Breeders Want in Top-Performing Sp…

New spring annuals have to provide something for everyone — longevity, durability, performance, and more — if they want to meet breeders’ high standards for market-worthy plants.

Read More
Petunia 'Headliner Pink Sky" (Selecta)

August 3, 2017

Why Eccentricity is the New Black in Spring Annuals

Consumers judge plants by appearance, color impact, and ease of maintenance, which is why retailers want new spring annuals that are novel standouts.    

Read More

August 1, 2017

39 New Vegetables and Herbs for 2018

New vegetable and herb introductions for 2017 offer unique shaped fruits, distinctive foliage, intense flavors, improved disease resistance, high yields, and more. Here are 39 new vegetable and herb varieties to consider for your product mix in 2018.

Read More
2018 Griffin Catalog

July 31, 2017

Griffin Releases Print and Digital Versions of Its 2018…

The 250-page print catalog features more than 350 new varieties from leading breeders, while the enhanced digital version has extra features on crop culture, grower tools, and more.

Read More
Emerald-Coast-Growers-Guide-Feature-Image

July 27, 2017

Emerald Coast Growers Offers Updated Guide on its Newes…

This year’s guide features new varieties while maintaining Emerald Coast’s ornamental grass program and expanding its perennial plants line.

Read More
Terra Nova Shipping Box

July 20, 2017

Terra Nova Nurseries, Dümmen Orange to Partner on Unroo…

Terra Nova Nurseries has contracted with Dümmen Orange to produce unrooted cuttings (URCs) from Terra Nova private stock located at Dümmen Orange’s Central America facilities. The URCs will fulfill orders in North America and Europe.

Read More

July 20, 2017

New Perennials, Trial Gardens, and Merchandising Were H…

Darwin Perennials Day has steadily become one of the must-attend perennial events of the summer. This year, even the weather cooperated.

Read More
2018 Ball Seed Catalog

July 17, 2017

Ball Seed’s 2018 New Varieties Catalog Now Available

The expanded guide includes breakthrough breeding from Ball in annuals, perennials, vegetables, potted plants, and more.

Read More
Pleasant View Open House

July 16, 2017

Pleasant View Gardens, D.S. Cole Growers Hosting Open H…

The event gives horticulture industry professionals the chance to check out nearly 80 new introductions from Proven Winners, as well as Pleasant View’s new Savor Edibles & Fragrants line.

Read More
All American Selections

July 12, 2017

All-America Selections Celebrates Milestone Anniversary…

Coinciding with its 85th anniversary celebration, AAS is hosting an open house at its new offices, and has also released its annual report.

Read More

July 8, 2017

Plant Patent Law: Protecting the Variety Pipeline

Breeders call for better cooperation in protecting intellectual property while considering how stricter laws and expensive patents could impact the future of innovation.

Read More
Calibrachoa ‘Superbells Holy Moly!’ (Proven Winners)

July 8, 2017

Are Utility Patents Tying Up Innovation With Litigation…

The opportunities for innovation in plant breeding could be greatly advanced by creating an industry-led patent licensing platform.

Read More

July 8, 2017

Fleuroselect and CIOPORA Offer Organizational Leadershi…

Learn why breeders feel these organizations should be emulated in an industry-led initiative to protect plant breeding efforts.

Read More
Thalictrum Nimbus White (Terra Nova Nurseries)

June 30, 2017

Kelly Norris Dishes on New Plants, Going to Seed, and B…

From woody perennials to genetically modified petunias, Kelly Norris gives his take on what turned out to be a busy spring.

Read More
Jim Devereux, Green Fuse Botanicals

June 24, 2017

Green Fuse Botanicals New Vice President is Focused on …

Jim Devereux, who will oversee production, sales, and marketing for Green Fuse, says he hopes to bring genetics to the market that break from traditional production methods for finished growers.

Read More