Source: Sports Turf Managers Association
(LAWRENCE, Kan.) – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional organization for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide – recently named Allen Johnson, Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) and Fields Manager for the Green Bay Packers, as its newly-elected President.
Johnson was officially installed at the STMA Conference & Exhibition in Denver (Jan. 13-16). STMA conducts its annual elections electronically in late November and officers serve one-year terms.
“STMA advances professionalism in sports field management and safety for those who manage surfaces for soccer, baseball, football, rugby and many other outdoor activities,” says Johnson. “It’s an honor to be elected President and I look forward to continuing to strengthen the role and importance of the sports turf manager in local communities.”
Johnson has served as the Fields Manager for the Green Bay Packers for 18 seasons. He is charged with managing Lambeau Field, the team’s practice facilities and the associated landscaping.
A graduate of Penn State University’s Turfgrass Management Certificate program, he also received his bachelor’s degree in public administration. Johnson was raised on a dairy farm in upper Michigan and is a veteran of the first Gulf War.
Since 2004, he has been a member of STMA as well as the STMA-affiliated Wisconsin chapter.
STMA is the not-for-profit, professional association for men and women who manage sports fields worldwide. Since 1981, the association and its 34 local chapters have been providing education, information and sharing practical knowledge in the art and science of sports field management. Its more than 2,600 members oversee sports fields and facilities at schools, colleges and universities, parks and recreational facilities, and professional sports stadiums. For more information: www.stma.org, 800.323.3875