PLANET, the national trade association for landscape industry professionals, has announced the members for the 2013/2014 PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) Board of Directors.
Tom Fochtman, Landscape Industry Certified
Ceibass Venture Partners
Miles Kuperus Jr., Landscape Industry Certified
Farmside Landscape & Design
Immediate Past President
Jim McCutcheon, Landscape Industry Certified
Directors at Large:
Ed Castro Landscape, Inc.
Rick Doesburg, Landscape Industry Certified
Thornton Landscape, Inc.
Norman Goldenberg, Landscape Industry Certified
Jerry Grossi, Landscape Industry Certified
Sabeena Hickman, CAE, CMP
Hinds Community College
Glenn H. Jacobsen, Landscape Industry Certified
Jacobsen Landscape Design & Construction, Inc.
Midland Park, N.J.
Frank Mariani, Sr.
Lake Bluff, Ill.
The Landscape Partners, Ltd.
Fort Worth, Texas
Roger Phelps, Landscape Industry Certified
Virginia Beach, Va.
Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association
The PLANET AEF board consists of landscape industry professionals who have helped contribute to the growth of the overall scholarship fund.
PLANET AEF was formed in 1998 to promote and advance the lawn care and landscape services industry by supporting academic excellence. To fulfill its mission, the Foundation relies on tax-deductible donations and long-term pledges from individuals, corporations, organizations, and estates. Since its inception, the PLANET AEF has awarded $730,000 in scholarships to 720 students.