HERNDON, Va., April 26, 2013 — PLANET, the national trade association for landscape industry professionals, announced that Glenn Jacobsen, Landscape Industry Certified Manager, will be the president of the 2013/2014 board of directors. Jacobsen officially takes office on May 1.
“The association is in a great place right now with strong membership,” said Jacobsen when asked about his plans for the year. “I am excited to help PLANET continue to grow the programs that members need to help strengthen their businesses.”
Jacobsen has been an active member of PLANET for years and has made an impact on the industry by serving on the Board of Directors as well as many committees; launching PLANET Gives Back at GIC and GIE+EXPO in Louisville; supporting the PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) with his wife Melissa as at the Ambassador level; earning the respected designation of PLANET Trailblazer; as well as mentoring students from Penn State and SUNY Cobleskill.
“Glenn is so passionate about the industry and about how it can make an impact on people’s lives,” said Sabeena Hickman, CAE, CMP, chief executive officer of PLANET. “We are lucky to have Glenn’s passion and energy focused on improving the industry.”
Jacobsen is president and founder of the award-winning Jacobsen Landscape Design & Construction in Midland Park in Northern New Jersey. The company specializes in landscape design and build for residential properties and is also well-known for its comprehensive landscape maintenance services, which include residential and commercial property care, irrigation, garden design, and commercial snow management. Jacobsen and his team have been honored with awards from numerous landscape industry organizations, including PLANET and the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA).
At the heart of Jacobsen’s business, is his commitment to giving back. Jacobsen participates in dozens of charities in his native New Jersey and has contribute to many community landscape projects including participating in the building of the 9/11 Memorial Garden at the Midland Park Firehouse, as well as participant in the annual Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery, PLANET Day of Service, Come Alive Outside, and organizing the PLANET Gives Back community service projects in Louisville, Ky.
“I love the fact that the work we do can have a huge positive impact on people’s lives,” said Jacobsen. “I want to help PLANET to support and promote the volunteer work that dedicated industry professionals do every day across the country.”
PLANET is the national trade association representing more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, who create and maintain healthy, green living spaces for communities across America. PLANET members are committed to the highest standards in industry education, best practices and business professionalism. Many of PLANET’s professionals have attained the status of becoming Landscape Industry Certified, achieving the greatest level of industry expertise and knowledge. Visit PLANET at www.landcarenetwork.org.