The HILA Class of 2017

During an evening celebration at Cultivate’17, the GIE Media Horticulture Group and Syngenta proudly welcomed six exceptional nursery and greenhouse industry leaders into the Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards (HILA) Class of 2017. We also honored Jim Zampini, a beloved nurseryman who we lost earlier this year. His memory will live on through his many contributions to horticulture during his long career.

Get to know these remarkable leaders by reading their stories in the July digital editions of Nursery Management ( and Greenhouse Management (

Do you know a nursery or greenhouse owner or manager who deserves to be part of the HILA Class of 2018? Email Kelli Rodda at with the person’s name and how their leadership has impacted the industry.