Cathy Corrigan will succeed Gregg Robertson as president of the Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association when he steps down May 31, PLNA's board of directors announced today.
Corrigan has been PLNA's director of finance and administration since 2004. An accountant with a bachelor's degree from Shippensburg University and an MBA from Kutztown University, Corrigan was an auditor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for six years. She also held management positions with the Reading Area Community College, the Berks Area Regional Transit Authority and Easter Seals before joining PLNA.
Describing the time as one of transition "as PLNA implements improved technology to better meet industry and member needs," Corrigan said she is excited about the association's potential to serve the green industry and increase membership.
"PLNA is fortunate to have two talented executives that will allow for a smooth transition in staff leadership," said Jim MacKenzie, chairman of the PLNA board of directors and president of Octoraro Native Plant Nursery. "Given the uncertain economy, changing technology and emerging member needs, the board is pleased to have someone of Cathy's talents ready to take over leadership of the organization."
Robertson, who spent more than 11 years as PLNA's president, will continue to handle government relations under contract for the association.
"Gregg has provided outstanding leadership for this organization for more than a decade, and we are fortunate to be able to maintain this relationship with him as we move forward. We have great plans for PLNA," said MacKenzie, "and Cathy will be leading PLNA into the future."