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SNA Officers & Board of Directors 

The business and affairs of the Southern Nursery Association are managed by a Board of Directors consisting of six members: one from each of the four Chapters, the Vice President/Treasurer, the President and the Immediate Past President. Members of the Board of Directors are elected by the membership for one-year terms. When the Director from any of the four Chapters is elected to the office of the President, a new Director from the same Chapter is elected to replace that position. While the SNA Board of Directors has general governing power, it delegates certain authority to committees, officers and staff in order to facilitate proper operation. The Executive Vice President, appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors, is the only paid officer and manages the day-to-day affairs of the association.

We welcome your involvement and your input in making this association the best it can be...

Please don't hesitate to contact any of the SNA Officers and Board of Directors, or the SNA Staff.

We're here to serve you!


Joseph Napoli
Athens Wholesale Nursery
495 Belmont Rd, Athens, GA 30605
Tel  706.546.6638   |   Fax 706.546.0263

Vice President/Treasurer/Director Chapter 3
Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee
Rickey Minton
Triangle Nursery
8526 Beersheba Hwy, McMinnville, TN 37110
Tel 706.546.6638   |   Fax 706.546.0263

Executive Vice President

Karen Summers
Southern Nursery Association
PO Box 801454, Acworth, GA 30101
Tel   678.809.9992   |   Fax  678.809.9993


Director Chapter 4
Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas
Todd Ellefson
Windmill Nursery
12398 Hwy 25, Franklinton, LA 70438
Tel  985.786.9655   |   Fax 800.370.3854
 Director Chapter 1
Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
Matthew Shreckhise
Shreckhise Nurseries
1903 Forest Ave, 
Grottoes, VA  24441
Tel  540.249.5761   |   Fax  540.249.5762


Director Chapter 2

Florida, Georgia, South Carolina
Marcus Cook
Marcus Cook Farms

PO Box 336, Gray Court, SC 29645
Tel  864.876.2351   |   Fax 864.876.2388


Immediate Past President
Norman Cole, III
Cole Nurseries
PO Box 210, Pipestem, WV 25979
Tel  304.466.1970

Board Advisor
Danny Summers
Southern Nursery Association
PO Box 801454, Acworth, GA 30101
Tel  678.809.9992   |   Fax 678.809.9993


Director of Horticultural Research
Dr. Nick Gawel, Superintendent, Tennessee State University
College of Agriculture, Human & Natural Sciences
Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center

472 Cadillac Lane, McMinnville, Tennessee 37110
Tel  931.668.3233   |   Fax 931.668.3134
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