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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!


Rickey Minton
Triangle Nursery
8526 Beersheba Hwy, McMinnville, TN 37110
Tel 706.546.6638   |   Fax 706.546.0263
Email Rickey Minton 

Vice President/Treasurer/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
Email Todd Ellefson

Executive Vice President

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


 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
Email Matthew Shreckhise


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
Email Marty Cook


Director Chapter 3
Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee
Jerry Blankenship
Blankenship Farms and Nursery
1151 Pettigap Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110
Tel  931.273.9007
Email Jerry Blankenship


Immediate Past President

Joseph Napoli
Athens Wholesale Nursery
295 Belmont Rd, Athens, GA  30605
Tel 706.546.6638

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

Email Danny Summers

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
Email Nick Gawel
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