It is said that inspiring leaders are not born, they’re made. Hard-working, determined, willing to take risks, driven and unselfish are characteristics that are often observed in great leaders. The 2017 Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards (HILA) recipients are no exception. This year, Greenhouse Management and Nursery Management, with the support of Syngenta, honor six greenhouse and nursery growers who exemplify the leadership qualities needed to inspire and empower those around them and take their businesses to the next level. Please join us in congratulating the exceptional leaders in the HILAs Class of 2017.

Jim Gilbride

Publisher

jgilbride@gie.net

Karen E. Varga

Greenhouse Management Editor

kvarga@gie.net

Kelli Rodda

Nursery Management Editor

krodda@gie.net