FNGLA Staff

Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer

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bbolusky@fngla.org

Ben serves as Executive Vice President and oversees Legislative & Regulatory Affairs. Ben is also FNGLA's Spokesperson and the liaison to FNGLA's Divisions.

Chief Operating Officer

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Linda Adams

ladams@fngla.org

Linda provides senior management of FNGLA's tradeshows and convention. Linda also serves as FNGLA's official historian.

Chief Financial Officer

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Eddie Singh

esingh@fngla.org

Eddie joined the FNGLA team in 1994 and manages FNGLA's financial operations. Raised in Guyana, South America, Eddie came to the U.S. in the 70's and attended high school and college in New York. Eddie enjoys gardening on the weekends.

Communications and Public Relations

Director of Strategic Communication

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Kate Clary

kclary@fngla.org

Kate manages FNGLA's social media profiles, content management systems, and digital assets. She also works closely with FNGLA's Education and Career Development departments to strategically advance their efforts. Kate holds both a Master's degree in Global Strategic Communication and Bachelor of Science degree in Magazine Journalism from the University of Florida, and is certified in Advanced Google Analytics. She is also graduate of Stetson University's 2015 Leadership West Volusia program.

Continuing Education and Career Development

Director of Certifications and Career Development

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Merry Mott

mmott@fngla.org

Merry joined the FNGLA family in 1994 and manages FNGLA's five professional certifications. Merry is a University of Florida graduate having earned her B.S. in Journalism. Merry is an excellent marksman and a foodie.

Director of Education

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Linda Reindl

lreindl@fngla.org

Linda joined FNGLA's staff in 1993. She manages FNGLA's development and delivery of educational programs and is the administrator for the National Horticulture Foundation (NHF). Linda was born and raised in Wisconsin and earned a B.A. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin.

Trade Shows

Trade Show Exhibits Manager

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Sabrina Haines

shaines@fngla.org

Sabrina began her FNGLA career in 1986. She was born in Joplin, Missouri and is a graduate of Flagler College where she earned a B.A. in English. Sabrina works with FNGLA's trade show exhibitors. She enjoys sports, travel and really LOUD music.

Finance and Administration

Director of Information Technology

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Wayne Strauss

wstrauss@fngla.org

Wayne joined the FNGLA team in 2004. He is responsible for FNGLA's information technology operations. Wayne earned degrees in Electronics/Computer Technology and Business from Florida Technical College. Wayne enjoys edible gardening, is an excellent cook and a tried and true family man.

Financial Accounts Coordinator

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Toni Wise

twise@fngla.org

Toni started with FNGLA in 2005. Raised in Missouri, Toni graduated from Missouri Western State University with a B.S. in Management. She coordinates FNGLA's financial accounts and invoicing. Toni enjoys vacationing in the Hawaiian islands with her husband. She's also a proud cat momma.

Administrative Assistant

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U'Landa Vinson

uvinson@fngla.org

A Seinfeld buff, U'Landa is FNGLA's most recent staff addition and is at the helm of the front reception area serving as Administrative Assistant. She assists staff with various projects, processes certification and membership renewals and is most often the friendly voice when you call the FNGLA offices. She enjoys attending comedy shows and spending time with her children.

Member Services

Director of Association Services

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Billy Deal

bdeal@fngla.org

Billy manages FNGLA's relationships with exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers. He’s a familiar face across nearly all of the Association’s industry events including chapter meetings, trade shows – and his personal favorite, the Action Chapter’s annual chili cook-off. A fifth-generation Central Floridian, Billy is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with degrees in both marketing and horticulture. Billy comes to FNGLA with a wealth of industry experience stemming back more than 20 years as a foliage and woody grower and sales professional.  On days he is not out running long distances, he can be found in his garden, kitchen or behind a grill entertaining friends and family.

Membership Manager

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Sandra Pellerin

Spellerin@fngla.org

Sandra joined the FNGLA team in April 2018 to serve in a variety of tasks including chapter support, member recruiting and retention. A Belmont, Massachusetts native, Sandra attended UMASS Amherst and the University of Central Florida where she majored in hospitality management. In her spare time, she enjoys interior and exterior design and taking in a little sunshine at the beach. 

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