Phil Fogarty has been named the 2013 Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) Environmental Communicator of the Year.
Fogarty, a Weed Man sub-master franchisor from Euclid, Ohio, is also the own of Crowley’s Vegetation Management in Cleveland, Ohio.
The program is in its 15th year of recognizing individuals in the green industry for outstanding communication efforts involving environmental issues.
“Thank you, TOCA, for being the unsung heroes of the Green Industry … and for making all of us better at our jobs and for making our industry bigger and for helping us help others to be better stewards of our environment,” he said after receiving the award at TOCA’s annual conference in Portland, Oregon. “You are so much more than communicators … you are all influencers of the future … a really, really bright one for the green industry.”
Previous winners have included: Mark Welterlen, Bill Love, Tim Doppel, Doug Fender, Allen James, Rod Dodson, Jeff Gullickson, Kevin Trotta, Helen Stone, Allied Golf Associations of Colorado, Dr. Larry Stowell/Wendy Gelernter, Christopher Gray, Anthony Williams and Dr. Frank Rossi.