Our Leadership.

AmericanHort is governed by volunteers that give their time, talents, and treasure to help the association and our industry flourish. They are the people behind the plants. Here is our Board of Directors:

Executive Committee

  • Chairman of the Board: Tom Demaline, Willoway Nurseries Inc
  • Vice Chairman of the Board: Mike Klopmeyer, PhD, Ball Horticultural Co 
  • Treasurer: Lisa Graf, Graf Growers
  • Past Chairman of the Board: Terri Bates, Bates Sons & Daughters Inc
  • President & Chief Executive Officer: Ken Fisher, AmericanHort


  • Bob Dickman, Dickman Farms LLC
  • Cole Mangum,  Bell Nursery USA LLC
  • Dan Batson, Greenforest Nursery 
  • Lisa Minter-Bustin, Minter Country Garden, Ltd
  • Mark Sellew, Prides Corner Farms
  • Seth Reed, GrowIt! Mobile
  • Steve Castaroni, North Creek Nurseries Inc
  • Susie Raker Zimmerman, C. Raker & Sons Inc
  • Tom Hughes, Hughes Nursery & Landscaping LLC

You can contact any or all of them at Hello@AmericanHort.org