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LASN February 2014 Movers & Shakers

Jeannie Martin

Jeannie Martin, received an ASLA Outstanding Service Award at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Boston. She was among five receiving this award in its inaugural year, and the only female recipient. She was praised for her work with over 10 years of service to the Ohio Chapter ASLA and leading the charge for MAP-21 legislation at the national level. She has now stepped into the role of chapter trustee for the OCASLA for the coming three-year term.


Tim Schmalenberger

Tim Schmalenberger, FASLA
of MKSK in Columbus, Ohio has been reappointed by governor John Kasich to the Ohio Board of Landscape Architect Examiners. His new term began in November 2013 and extends through November 2018. Schmalenberger is the senior managing principal of MKSK, which he cofounded in 1990. It is now one of the Midwest's largest landscape architecture and planning firms. His leadership and passion for significant public-realm projects have resulted in more than 950 completed works, 112 awards and a landscape-architect-led multidisciplinary firm with three offices and 55-plus professional staff.


Brian Holden

Greenscape Inc. welcomed Brian Holden back to the Green Team. Holden will be working with commercial landscape management clients. Holden shares Greenscape's core principles and values. Having him rejoin the team is a real plus for the firm and its clients. Holden has a BS in environmental design and ornamental horticulture from Delaware Valley College. He has specific training in green roof design. After going to college for landscape design, he spent 10 years in the Washington, D.C. market designing and managing high end residential and commercial projects to include mini-golf courses, waterfront estates and green-roofs in D.C., Baltimore and New York City.


Michael Kroll

Michael Kroll, vice president of Miller Legg, a multi-disciplined consulting firm, was appointed by governor Rick Scott to the Florida Board of Landscape Architecture. The appointment is for a term from September 11, 2013 to October 31, 2016. BLA is responsible for licensing and regulating landscape architects. The board meets regularly to consider applications for licensure, to review disciplinary cases, and to conduct informal hearings relating to licensure and discipline. Kroll earned his bachelor of landscape architecture from the University of Florida in 1986.


Richard Krumwiede

Richard Krumwiede, founder of Architerra Design Group, is the new president of Southern California Chapter ASLA. With nearly 30 years of experience as a landscape design professional, Richard is a tireless advocate for the profession. Moving forward, his focus as chapter president will be to increase networking opportunities, promote avenues for professional recognition as well working to ensure, enhance and protect the licensure of every landscape architect.


John Huber

Architerra Design Group hired John Huber. With over 20 years of experience in graphic design and marketing, he arrives with the same passion and dedication to client service and design excellence that you know and expect from the professionals at the firm. Huber brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the group supplementing our in-house marketing efforts, as well as the capacity to offer additional top drawer graphic design resources to our clients. Prior to joining the firm, his experience as marketing director, art director and production manager led him to start his own company, building a diverse and loyal clientele along the way.


Ron Devorsky

Kichler, a leading lighting manufacturer, hired Ron Devorsky as national sales manager. Devorsky will be responsible for the planning and execution of all sales strategies and programs in Kichler's dealer channel. He comes to the company after spending 24 years with Sherwin-Williams, most recently as the vice president of sales. He also held various leadership positions, including district general manager and vice president of marketing and new product development.


Leigh Kyle

Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects, a San Diego firm, has won an Honor Award from ASLA in the general design category for its Ottosen Entry Garden, a gateway into Phoenix's Desert Botanical Garden. "Our goal with the project was to engage visitors with the drama and visceral sensory enjoyment of the desert, while also improving the function of the garden as a whole," said firm's partner Leigh Kyle. "It's rewarding to have ASLA, an organization that sets the standards for our profession, recognize our work in this way." The garden was one of only 33 projects out of 534 entries chosen by ASLA to receive this year's professional awards, which honors the top public places, residential campuses, parks and urban planning projects from across the United States and around the world.


Matthew Johnson

ARCOM promoted Matthew Johnson to chief technology officer. He will oversee all technology initiatives, such as software development and quality assurance that support MasterSpec, SpecText and the SpecWare suite of specification productivity tools, as well as other services and tools supporting specifiers and manufacturers. He joined the company in 2009 as director of manufacturer support services, which offers Product MasterSpec to building product manufacturers as a tool for specifiers to easily edit specifications by their preferred manufacturer.

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