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ICN Professional of the Year

Each year, IGIA identifies an outstanding Illinois Certified Nursery Professional of the Year. That person volunteers their time to serve members of the Illinois Green Industry Association, gets involved in their community to promote our industry's cause, and goes above and beyond in the industry to educate others, support customers, and more. We honor the recipient of this award at InVigorateU in January.

ICN Pro of the Year

Shannon is the Marketing Manager at Midwest Groundcovers, directing Marketing strategy, assisting in website development, and leading the charge for customer events.

She has a great passion for plants and is enthusiastic about sharing that passion with others. Shannon currently serves on the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association Awards Committee. She is on the Board of Directors for the Perennial Plant Association Board and serves as their Treasurer. She is on the advisory board for the Horticulture Department at College of DuPage, and has just completed a term on the Board of Directors for the Midwest Invasive Plant Network. She was even on the speaker lineup for our landscape professionals at InVigorateU in January 2022. Shannon has a long history of being involved and giving back to our industry. Congratulations, Shannon, and thanks for all you do!

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Past ICN Professionals of the Year are as follows:

2020   
Ella Maxwell
Hoerr Nursery

2008   
Elaine Peoples
CopperTree Designs

2000   
Tony Fulmer
Chalet

2019   
Michael Kwiatek
LandscapeHub

2007   
Bill Erickson
(Prairieview Landscaping
at time of award)

1999   
Mark McWilliams
CopperTree Designs
(Green View at time of award)

2018   
Laurie McWilliams
CopperTree Designs

2006   
Harry Lewis
Illinois Executive Mansion     
(Green View at time of award)

1998   
Nick Nicklas
AGN Landscaping
(Kankakee Nursery at time of award)

2017  
Cathy Ward
Illinois Department
of Agriculture


2005   
Heidi Lindroth
(Hoffie Nursery at
time of award)

1997   
Carol Rakers
Creative Garden Services

2016
Meagan Provencher

Wasco Nursery
& Garden Center

2004   
Robert Milani
Chalet
1996   
Kathy Freeland
Midwest Groundcovers
 2015
Kim Hartmann
Hartmann Consulting
Countryside Flower Shop, 
Nursery, & Garden Center
at time of the award

2003   
Carey Boehm-Corrie
Boehm's Garden Center

1995   
Doug Johnson
2012   
Marlene Frisbie
(Hoffie Nursery at
time of the award)
2002   
Holly Volk
D.A. Hoerr & Sons

1994
Brian Aaron
National Nursery Products
(Green View at time of award)

 2011   
Lindsay Sager
Chalet
2001  
Rick Craig
A Greener Vision
(Chalet at time of award)

1993  
Doug Jones
National Nursery Products
(Green View at time of award)

 2009   
Becca Trace
Green View