National Hispanic Landscape Alliance 2015-2016 Board of Directors
The NHLA, an organization for the professional development of Hispanic-American landscape industry workers, has announced its new Board of Directors, including Juan Torres, president, and Pam Berrios, president-elect.
The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance has announced its Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 term.
The board of officers includes:
President - Juan Torres, Founder, Next Step Solutions, East Haven, Conn.
President-Elect- Pam Berrios, President, Alexandria Lawn Service, Alexandria, Va.
Secretary - Jose Arroyo, President, Jose's Landscaping, Lyman, S.C.
Treasurer - Domenic Chiarella, 7 of 7 Best Business & Life Strategies, Southbury, Conn.
Immediate Past-President - Raúl Berrios, Principal, Rulyscapes, Inc., Centreville, Va.
Ralph Egües will continue to serve as executive director of the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance. Additional directors that will make up the NHLA Board this year include:
Stephanie Carrillo of Ruppert Landscape (Garner, N.C.)
Omar Cordero of LC Landscape (Denver)
Josh Denison of Denison Landscaping Inc. (Fort Washington, Md.)
Rafael Dìaz of Diaz Group, LLC (Chicago)
Ivan Giraldo of Clean Scapes Landscaping (Austin, Texas)
MJ Macias of Gachina Landscape Management (Menlo Park, Calif.)
Mari Medrano Mejia of CoCal Landscape (Denver)
Ken Taylor of John Deere (Cary, N.C.)
William H. Walton III of Honda Power Equipment (Alpharetta, Ga.)
"It is such an honor to take on this role as president of the NHLA," said Juan Torres, president of the NHLA. "Our board looks forward to continuing to develop programming that meets the specific needs of Hispanics in the landscape industry and helps them become more successful and grow as industry leaders. We also look forward to continuing to help the broader industry better engage the growing number of Hispanics in our industry."
"Our 2015 board is composed of individuals that come from reputable companies and they are well-versed on issues that are adversely affecting the industry. They are also passionate about sharing what has helped them succeed and about supporting the broader success of Hispanic Americans in the landscape industry," said Ralph Egües, executive director of the NHLA.
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