The board of directors of the Georgia Green Industry Association, Blue Ridge, Georgia, named Lanie Riner as the next executive director of GGIA. Lanie brings experience, knowledge and a passion for the industry as she steps into this position. Through her time as owner/operator of Thunderwood Farms, volunteer service to the green industry, and service on other boards and advisory councils, Lanie has developed a skill set that will benefit GGIA in her new leadership role.
GGIA’s board of directors is greatly appreciative of the time and effort put into the search by the Search Committee and their careful consideration of all qualified applicants.
“Lanie brings a lot to the table that will benefit GGIA as we move forward,” says Jeremy Oxford, current GCIA chairman. “I am excited to see her leadership in action as she steps into her new role as GGIA’s Executive Director.”
Riner will be joining a GGIA team that already includes Jennifer Addington, GGIA director of administration, and Ashley Prater, GGIA director of membership services. These hardworking team members keep the day-to-day operations going and oversee GGIA’s WinterGreen Trade Show and Education Conference held each January.