Gina Zirkle is the District Sales Manager for Sun Gro Horticulture; previously served as a Program Development Specialist for AmericanHort where she is responsible for education and professional development for the horticulture industry. Formally known as the American Horticulture Industry Association, AmericanHort launched in January, 2014, as the consolidation of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) and OFA-The Association of Horticulture Professionals. The mission of AmericanHort is to unite, promote, and advance our industry through advocacy, collaboration, connectivity, education, market development, and research. Gina received her bachelor’s degree in Plant Health Management and Masters of Science in Environment and Natural Resources from The Ohio State University. Gina’s prior experience includes 10 years at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company working on research and development for new product development, educational and outreach initiatives, partnering with academia, NGO, environmental stakeholder groups, federal, state, and local departments. She also has experience providing data, analysis, and support for federal and state legislative activities within the green industry.