Richard Lawhun - Executive Vice-President


Rick is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. He directs all administrative and operational activities and programs to assure that the association’s objectives are achieved and member needs are met. Lawhun reports to the NCNLA Board of Directors and supervises NCNLA staff.


Kathryn Stansbury - Director of Business Development


Kathryn is responsible for the development and growth of both organizational revenue and member profitability. Her position is strategically aligned with NCNLA’s core revenue streams including trade shows, non-dues partnerships and membership. Stansbury is also responsible for creating and implementing high-value supply chain development opportunities for NCNLA member companies.


Hannah Singleton - Manager of Professional Development


Hannah is responsible for managing strategic professional development and educational opportunities for the industry. She develops NCNLA’s annual educational plan, ensures that programming aligns with the annual plan, explores new continuing education and certification offerings and ensures all reporting and certification thresholds are met. Singleton is also responsible for developing and delivering highly-valued events, sessions and experiences that enhance the professional and technical skills of individuals throughout the vertically-integrated green industry.


Stephanie Schaefer - Exhibit, Sponsorship and Advertising Sales


Stephanie is an independent contractor with whom NCNLA consults on a near daily basis. She is responsible for sales of: exhibit space, sponsorships and other visibility opportunities at Green & Growin'. She also manages advertising sales across NCNLA's print and electronic media platforms. Stephanie has previously worked as an independent sales contractor for the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association, the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association and the Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association.