We are proud to announce that three employees have been awarded Green Industry Pros’ 2022 Women in the Green Industry; Green Industry Pros is a nationally recognized magazine serving landscape professionals. The awardees include Susan Allen, Brenda Barney, and Kira Williams. The 2022 Women in the Green Industry Award honors female leaders and professionals whose accomplishments, mentorship, and examples influence others in the landscaping community.
“At TruGreen, our service leaders are critical to fulfilling our mission of helping customers live life outside,” said Rebecca Schoepfer, our Chief Human Resources Officer. “It’s important to honor female green professionals for their positive impact. Congratulations to Susan, Brenda, and Kira for this recognition; we are grateful to have such successful and inspiring female leaders as part of our organization and are so proud of their accomplishments.”
- Susan Allen, Market General Manager in Dayton, Ohio, has proven to be a confident and successful leader throughout her 30-year tenure. Today, she oversees a multi-million dollar market with over 100 associates across Dayton.
- Brenda Barney, Region Director in the Plains region, is a passionate leader with two decades of experience in the goods and services industry, with three of those most recent years at TruGreen. With expertise in sales, customer relations, change management, and team building, she continues to develop a resilient and results-driven team of nearly 500 TruGreen associates.
- Kira Williams, Senior Service Manager in Pompano, Florida, has a nearly 20-year tenure with us and continues to be a strong and compassionate leader. Recently promoted amid the COVID-19 pandemic, she has taken the reins with ease and can adapt and overcome any challenge ensuring both the customers’ and the company’s success.
All three professionals showcase outstanding leadership and expertise in the green industry. Each with a passion for outdoor living and lawn care, these women have brought new strategies and techniques to drive both their teams and the industry forward.
“For nearly 50 years, TruGreen has worked to build a brand that customers trust,” said Bill Hausbeck, SVP Production. “As leaders, Susan, Brenda, and Kira propel our organization as a true, trusted lawn care partner, and we are honored to have these seasoned pros leading TruGreen teams. Congratulations to these women for this well-deserved recognition.”
Winners were chosen by Green Industry Pros’ editorial team based on several different factors, including leadership, initiatives, achievements, and mentorship.