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Sports Turf Managers Association Announces 2017 Board of Directors

Source: Sports Turf Managers Association
Iowa State Cyclones Manager of Athletics Turf/Grounds Named President
(LAWRENCE, Kan.) – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional organization for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide who are critical to the safety of athletes and coaches – today announces its 2017 Board of Directors, including Tim VanLoo, Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) and Manager of Athletics Turf/Grounds for Iowa State University, as its newly elected President.Other STMA officers elected to the Board include:
  • President-Elect – Sarah Martin, CSFM, City of Phoenix (Phoenix, Ariz.)
  • Immediate Past President – Jeff Salmond, CSFM, Director of Athletic Field Management, University of Oklahoma (Norman, Okla.)
  • Secretary / Treasurer – Jody Gill, CSFM, Grounds Coordinator, Blue Valley School District (Kansas City, Mo.)
  • Vice President Commercial – Doug Schattinger, President, Pioneer Athletics (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Professional Facilities Director – Weston Appelfeller, CSFM, Director of Grounds, Columbus Crew (Columbus, Ohio)
Directors fulfilling second-year terms are:
  • Academic Director – Elizabeth Guertal, Ph.D., Auburn University (Auburn, Ala.)
  • Higher Education Director – Nick McKenna, CSFM, Baseball Field Manager, Texas A&M (College Station, Texas)
Members elected to Director positions include:
  • Schools K-12 Director – Sun Roesslein, CSFM, Manager, North Area Athletic Complex (Arvada, Colo.)
  • Commercial Director – Boyd Montgomery, CSFM, Certified Sales Executive, Regional Business Manager, The Toro Company (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Elected-at-Large Director – Matt Anderson, CSFM, Grounds Superintendent, University of Arizona (Tucson, Ariz.)
Members appointed to the Board include:
  • Randy Price, Tri-Tex Grass (Granbury, Texas)
  • Jimmy Simpson, CSFM, Town of Cary (Cary, N.C.)
“STMA has offered excellent resources throughout my career and I look forward to giving back,” says Tim Van Loo, Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) and newly-elected STMA President. “Through the organizations 2,600 members globally, I am optimistic that we will continue to serve as industry caretakers, promoting safe playing surfaces everywhere."
The organization conducts its annual elections electronically in late November and the Board officially takes office during the Conference & Exhibition each January.
Next year’s event will be held in Fort Worth, Texas Jan. 16-19, 2018. Future sites include Phoenix, Ariz. (2019) and West Palm Beach, Fla. (2020).
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About STMA
STMA is the not-for-profit, professional association for men and women who manage sports fields worldwide and are critical to the safety of athletes and coaches. 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.
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