Board of Directors Applications

Be Nominated for the AmericanHort Board of Directors

Seeking passionate people to guide, support, and lead the industry.

The AmericanHort Board of Directors are the people behind the plants who share both time and talent to help the industry grow, evolve, innovate, and prepare for the best future possible.

Board is made up of business owners and experienced senior business leaders with a desire to unselfishly serve our industry. We strive to find board members who have broad industry experience and knowledge, represent diverse industry segments, and have demonstrated a deep commitment to help our industry prosper.

Will you help move the horticulture industry forward?

Help us unite and strengthen horticulture businesses by nominating an AmericanHort member that is a leader in the industry or applying to be on the AmericanHort Board of Directors yourself.

The formal role of the board of directors is to provide continuity for the organization by

  • establishing and reviewing the budget, strategies, and goals of the Organization
  • overseeing the business and affairs of the Organization considering emerging risks and opportunities
  • overseeing selecting and maintaining a succession plan for the position of Chief Executive Officer and key members of management

What does it mean to be a member of the board?

This group of passionate leaders are responsible for governing the direction and activities of AmericanHort, whose mission it is to serve and strengthen industry businesses. Members of the board serve three-year terms and meet several times throughout the year. This upcoming term will begin in July 2023.

AmericanHort’s strategic plan outlines the goals directing the organization, you can find it here.

Nomination Committee Contact

Cole Mangum, Bell Nursery USA LLC – Immediate Past Board Chair


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The Application Period is open until February 17, 2023

Only owners and employees of Class A Member Companies (Basic, Plus, and Premium Company Members) or Class B Members (individuals engaged in academic studies or in the horticulture industry as a profession but not affiliated with a company qualifying for Class A membership) may submit an application.