New SFMA Board now in place

The 2018 SFMA Board of Directors officially took office during the association’s annual meeting on Thursday, January 18. The elections were held electronically in November to mid-December.

Sarah Martin, CSFM, and Foreman I and Turf Manager at Reach 11 Sports Complex for the City of Phoenix, was elected President. Other Officers elected include:

• President-Elect – Jody Gill, CSFM, Grounds Coordinator, Blue Valley School District (Overland Park, Kan.)
• Immediate Past President – Tim VanLoo, CSFM, Manager of Athletics Turf/Grounds, Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa)
• Secretary / Treasurer – Jimmy Simpson, CSFM, Town of Cary (Cary, N.C.)
• Vice President Commercial – Boyd Montgomery, CSFM, Certified Sales Executive, Regional Business Manager, The Toro Company (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Members elected to Director positions include:

• Academic Director – Jason Kruse, Ph.D., University of Florida, (Gainesville, Fla.)
• Higher Education Director – Nick McKenna, CSFM, Baseball Field Manager, Texas A&M (College Station, Texas)
• Director Parks and Recreation – James Bergdoll, CSFM, City of Chattanooga Public Works, (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
• Elected-at-Large Director – Matt Anderson, CSFM, Grounds Superintendent, University of Arizona (Tucson, Ariz.)

Members appointed to the Board by new President Sarah Martin, CSFM, include:

• Weston Appelfeller, CSFM, Director of Grounds, Columbus Crew (Columbus, Ohio) to Director representing Professional Facilities
• Tom Nielsen, Head Groundskeeper, Louisville Bats (Louisville, Ky.) to represent the At-Large Appointed Director
• Randy Price, Tri-Tex Grass (Granbury, Texas) to the Commercial Director

Sun Roesslein, CSFM, Jeffco Schools (Golden, Colo.) is fulfilling the second-year of a two-year term as Director for Schools K-12.

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