NALP begins nationwide new CEO search

By edited by Kristin Smith-Ely

The association represents nearly 100,000 landscape industry professionals.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals, Fairfax, Virginia, has initiated a national search to identify its next chief executive officer. The organization’s Board of Directors has identified the experiences and competencies that will be sought in the new staff leader and created an extensive position description to recruit candidates interested in serving the professional lawn and landscape industry, those prepared to strategically address its trends, challenges, and opportunities. Heidrick and Struggles, a Chicago-based executive search firm, has been retained to facilitate the selection process. Expressions of interest should be sent to Heidrick & Struggles.

NALP is a national trade association representing nearly 100,000 landscape industry professionals in the United States, Canada and overseas. NALP is a $7 million 501 (c)(6) organization, with a $4 million 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation. NALP’s 4,000 members, specialize in lawn care, landscape design and installation, landscape maintenance, tree care, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscaping. Members also include students, consultants, industry suppliers, and state associations.

A complete position description can be found here.