• Jack Clasen

    President

    Jack Clasen earned a PhD from the Indiana University School of Public Health and taught at LSU and the University of Cincinnati. After a few years he joined the business ...

  • Tony Abruscato

    Vice President

    Tony Abruscato, Get Growing Foundation, Chicago, Illinois. Affectionately called “Mr. Green Chicago” by his friends and supporters, Tony’s broad experience in marketing, communications, finance, sponsorship, and executive management converge under ...

  • Marvin Miller

    Treasurer

    Marvin Miller Ball Horticultural Co. Chicago, IL Marvin N. Miller is market research manager for Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, Illinois. Marvin has both a B.S. in horticulture and a ...

  • Linda Cromer

    Secretary

    Linda Cromer has served her community, Greendale, Indiana, in a variety of political positions including Planning Commissioner, Chairperson of the Park Board and Tree Board, and Housing Authority Commissioner. She ...

  • Leslie Pittenger

    Past President

    Leslie Pittenger is an AIB board member and Past President of the AIB board. She served on the national awards program committee as the judge’s coordinator for 5 years ...

  • Mike Blomerley

    Griffin Greenhouse Supply

    Mike has been involved in the horticulture industry for 30+ years. He has contributed to continuous improvement in a variety of capacities with the industry’s leading companies during his ...

  • Mason Day

    J.R. Peters Inc

    Mason Day uses his knowledge of Generation Y, social media, and marketing in his role with J.R. Peters Inc. Mason actively writes and speaks with businesses and organizations on topics ...

  • Cindy Elliott

    Foot Print Farms

    “I am a farmer,” is more than likely the first phrase that anyone who meets Dr. Cindy Ayers-Elliott will hear. A graduate of Jackson State University, Ayers-Elliott is the CEO ...

  • Lori Kelly

    Bob's Market & Greenhouses

    Lori Kelly, Bob’s Market & Greenhouses, Mason, WV Lori Kelly is the plug production supervisor and a garden center retail manager for Bob’s Market and Greenhouses Inc. in Mason West ...

  • Stephen Pategas

    Hortus Oasis

    Stephen Pategas is an award-winning landscape architect, garden writer, garden photographer, and plant geek in Winter Park, FL. He and his wife Kristin are owners of Hortus Oasis, a boutique ...

  • Karin Rindal

    Karin Rindal, Centreville, VA Karin Rindal’s wide ranging business career in manufacturing and government includes time involved in international trade program evaluation and training in Total Quality Management (TQM) and ...

  • Dorothy Skowrunski

    Dorothy Skowrunski, Coshocton, Ohio An Ohio native, Ms. Skowrunski has been involved with America in Bloom (AIB) since 2009. She was a driving force to help lead her community’s involvement ...

  • Kim Theus
    Kim Theus

    Kimely is the Executive Director of Canfield Consortium, a community development organization based in Detroit. Canfield Consortium was awarded a 2020 AIB/CN grant which deepened her interested in using flowers ...

  • Rick Webb

    Webb Perennials

    Rick Webb, Webb Perennials, Logan, Ohio Rick Webb, owner of Webb Perennials in Logan, Ohio, has been active in his community for many years. In addition to serving as the ...

  • Laura Kunkle

    AIB Executive Director

    Laura Kunkle – AIB Executive Director; Columbus, OH Laura is the President & CEO of Second Wind Management, LLC, an association management company based on Columbus, Ohio. Laura has served ...

  • Lisa Collins

    AIB Development Manager

    Lisa Collins joined the AIB team in July 2021. Lisa is the owner of Collins Public Relations, through which she has managed PR, marketing, and social media for small local ...

  • Charlie Hall

    Texas A&M University

    Charlie Hall, Texas A&M University A native of North Carolina, Dr. Charlie Hall received his B.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Tennessee, and a Master’s Degree in Ornamental ...

  • Peter Kageyama

    Peter Kageyama is an internationally recognized expert on community development and grassroots engagement. He is the author of “For the Love of Cities” and “Love Where You Live”. He speaks ...

  • Joe Lamp’l

    Growing a Greener World

    Joe Lamp’l – Growing a Greener World. Joe is Host and Executive Producer (and creator) of Growing a Greener World®, currently in its 5th season and seen on public television ...

  • Delilah Onofrey

    Suntory Flowers

    Delilah Onofrey has been with America in Bloom since its inception, when she used her platform as editor of Greenhouse Grower magazine to rally the floriculture industry to invest in ...

  • Ron Pierre

    Ron Pierre has been part of the horticultural industry for almost 40 years, and was one of the early founders of the concept, formation, and incorporation of America in Bloom, ...

  • Katy Moss Warner

    Special Advisor to the Board: Katy Moss Warner, President Emeritus, American Horticultural Society, Orlando, Florida Katy Moss Warner is President Emeritus of the American Horticultural Society (AHS), a national, non-profit, ...