The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) elected new officers at its annual business meeting October 25 in conjunction with the 2008 School of Grounds Management and GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky. Gene Pouly, CGM of E.F. Pouly Company, Orrville, Ohio, was elected as the new president. Pouly is the 87th grounds management professional to hold the position. He succeeds Greg Nichols.
Monica Higgins, CGM of Naples Beach Hotel & Golf, Naples, Florida, was elected president-elect, Joseph Jackson, CGM of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, was elected vice president and Donald Bottger, CGM of Viejas Casino, Alpine, California, was elected secretary/treasurer.
In addition, Dave Garza of The Disneyland Resort, Anaheim California, was elected as the southwest regional director, and Marion Bolick, CGM of Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia, South Carolina, was elected as the southeast regional director.
PGMS leaders are planning the 2009 School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, October 28-31.