UAC history

The successful merger in 2011 of three dynamic industry associations (Metro Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association, Georgia Turfgrass Association, and Georgia Sod¬†Producers Association) started an exciting new chapter in Georgia’s green industry.

 Georgia Sod Producers Association, 2011 Board of Directors

  • Jaimie Allen, President
  • Aaron McWhorter, Vice President
  • Ken Morrow, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Ben Copeland, Jr., Director
  • Chuck Harper, Director
  • Paul Massey, Director
  • Terry Hollifield, Ex-Officio
  • Paul Raymer, Ex-Officio
  • Clint Waltz, Ex-Officio

Georgia Turfgrass Association, 2011 Board of Directors

  • Josh Morrow, President
  • Bob Scott, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Mark Banta, Past President
  • Rusty Bass
  • Cory Blair
  • Linda Dekle
  • Wes Martin
  • Aaron McWhorter
  • Mark McWhorter
  • Chris Nelson
  • Nicholas Pratt
  • Teddy Russell
  • Chris Wiegand
  • Anthony Williams
  • Steve Brady, Ed Liaison
  • Clint Waltz, Ed Liaison

Metro Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association (MALTA)

  • MALTA was founded in 1984 to improve, support, and promote Atlanta’s landscape industry. MALTA grew to over 600 members strong, drawing its members from a wide range of landscape and landscape-related businesses, and serving as the voice of Atlanta’s green industry.

Past presidents of MALTA

  • 2010-11: Phil Walters, Frank A. Smith Nurseries
  • 2009-10: Rick Smith, The Pruning Guru
  • 2008-09: Ken Thomas, Scapes
  • 2007-08: Jenny Hardgrave, Simply Flowers
  • 2006-07: Rick Upchurch, Natue Scapes
  • 2005-06: Zak Campbell, Nature Scapes
  • 2004-05: Ray Weidman, Outdoor Expressions
  • 2003-04: Matt Hoydar, John Deere Landscapes
  • 2002-03: Kevin Caldwell, Caldwell Tree Care
  • 2001-02: Scott Chatham, Chatham Landscapes
  • 2000-01: Becky McMinn, Arborguard Tree Services
  • 1999-00: Mark Banta, Centennial Olympic Park
  • 1998-99: Steve Heard, SKB Industries
  • 1997-98: Charlie King, King Green
  • 1996-97: John Strickland, Strickland Scapes
  • 1994-95: David Brown, Gold Kist
  • 1993-94: Bret Bowlin, Lifescapes
  • 1992-93: Todd Tibbitts, Post Properties
  • 1991-92: Bill Killmer, Lifescapes
  • 1990-91: Spence Rosenfeld, Arborguard Tree Services
  • 1989-90: Rich Cordery
  • 1988-89: Ken Chatham
  • 1987-88: Barry Stern, Gibbs Landscape Company
  • 1985-86: George Morrell, The Morrell Group
  • 1984-85: Dick Bare, Arbor-Nomics Turf

Past presidents of Georgia UAC

  • 2014-16: Dixie Speck, Solterra Landscapes
  • 2013-14: Tony Gibson, Gibson Landscape Services
  • 2012-13: Teddy Russell, Russell Landscape Group
  • 2011-12: Phil Walters, Frank A. Smith Nurseries
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