WGIF Presidents

WGIF was incorporated February 8, 1972 and since incorporation the following individuals have served as President:

  • William Jung (1972-1973)
  • Don Groth (1974)
  • Roy Zehren (1975)
  • Bert Thierfelder (1976)
  • John Roeske (1977)
  • Earl “Bud” Wiggins (1978)
  • Dick Garbe (1978-1979)
  • Jack Boerschinger (1980-1981)
  • Wayne Johnson (1982-1983)
  • Chuck Gerlach (1984)
  • John Schaefgen (1985-1986)
  • Matt Stano (1987-1989)
  • Bliss Nicholson (1989-1991)
  • Randy Jasperson (1991-1993)
  • Marshall Scheibe (1993-1995)
  • Jeff Edgar (1995-1997)
  • Lou Wierichs (1997-1999)
  • Gregory Long (1999-2001)
  • Terry Kurth (2001-2003)
  • Bill Vogel (2003-2005)
  • Gilbert Yerke (2005-2007)
  • Jim Garbe (2007-2009)
  • Jerry Schumacher (2009-2011)
  • Tom Halter (2011-2013)
  • Kathy Swingen (2013-2015)
  • David Moyer (present)

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

President                     David Moyer, Moyer's Landscape Services                                                                                   & Hometown Nurseries                 Vice-President             Ed Knapton, America's Best Flowers, Inc.           Secretary/Treasurer    Brent Gustason, Johnson's Nursery                       Past President            Kathy Swingen, Bruce Company of Wisconsin, Inc.

Associate Delegates

CFGW      John Lewandowski, Bluemel's Garden & Landscape Center 
                 Paul Ruszkiewicz, Paul’s Petal Pushers

GBGC       Edward Knapton, America's Best Flowers, Inc.

WNLA        Tom Bergan, McKay Nursery Company                                                           Brent Gustason, Johnson's Nursery

WNLA Madison    Tony Callies, Madison Block and Stone                                               Becky Kielstrup, Avant Gardening & Landscaping 

WNLA Southeast     Jonathan Stickels, Mariani Plants                                                  Ross Swartz, Paul Swartz Nursery & Garden Shop

WSPA       Tom Halter, Halter Sod Farms, Inc.
                  Mark Jasperson, Jasperson Sod Farm

Ad Hoc Advisors

Dr. Irwin Goldman, UW-Madison Horticulture Department
Liz Meils, DATCP-Plant Industry Bureau

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