Sarah Spatola, Director of Marketing at Ecologel Solutions, was inducted as the new Secretary-Treasurer for the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA). FNGLA’s Nominating Committee, chaired by Immediate Past President Ed Bravo, recommended Spatola and other Board Officers for the 2019-20 term, which begins July 1. Elections took place June 22, during FNGLA’s Annual Convention.
Founded in 1952, FNGLA is the nation's largest state nursery and landscape association with 2,000 member businesses. Florida's environmental horticulture industry generated $21.08 billion total output sales in 2015 and directly employed 232,000 people. FNGLA is driven by a 25-member Board of Directors comprised of member-elected representatives from 14 active Chapters, 7 Divisions, and 4 statewide elected officers. FNGLA provides powerful advocacy and works to better the industry by spearheading marketing programs, delivering promotional and educational venues, and communicating the latest industry issues.
Spatola graduated with a BS in Marketing from the University of Central Florida. She joined Ecologel in 2009, and has played a key role in the company’s marketing and advertising programs. Ecologel has been a member of FNGLA since 2008. Spatola served as the 2018-2019 board representative for the FNGLA Allied Division and on the 2019-20 Budget Committee. She currently serves on the FNGLA Landscape Irrigation Committee. Spatola is a Class X alumna of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources, which develops and refines the leadership capabilities of Florida agriculture and natural resource professionals. The Wedgworth program is sponsored by the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida.
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