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Jim McCutcheon Honored in St. Thomas

NALP Presents Lifetime Leadership Award


The Lifetime Leadership Award is presented annually to a NALP member who has demonstrated both leadership and service, as well as made a commitment and contributions to both the landscape industry and NALP. Eligible nominees must be active members.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals presented its Lifetime Leadership Award to Jim McCutcheon, CEO of Atlanta based landscaping firm HighGrove, at its Leaders Forum in St. Thomas on Jan. 13.

McCutcheon is a former President of NALP, and its Foundation. He has served on many committees including the Crystal Ball Report committee, chairing the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, as well as many other committees at NALP and other professional associations. He is a NALP Trailblazer and a mentor. He has spearheaded major fundraising efforts for the Foundation and has been driving the association's programs to attract new people to the industry. He is a founding member of the Industry Growth Initiative and is the current chairperson of NALP's Public Affairs Advisory Council.

"Jim has been an incredible asset to NALP and its members and this award is greatly deserved," said Sabeena Hickman, CEO of NALP. "Through his leadership, the Foundation has raised millions of dollars, and he leads the charge on workforce development. He has given countless hours to make the association and the industry stronger."

NALP's Lifetime Leadership Award is presented annually to a member of the association who has demonstrated leadership, service, and commitment to both NALP and the landscape industry

The awards were presented at the Breakfast for Business Success sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts. For information about the NALP awards program, visit

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