Kirk Hunter Appointed Executive Director Of TPI

Art Campbell, president of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI), recently announced that the Board of Trustees has appointed Kirk Hunter to the position of TPI Executive Director.

During his career with TPI, Hunter has handled many responsibilities including educational activities, meeting planning of TPI’s Midwinter Conference and Summer Convention & Field Days and the administration of the ITPF research and fund raising program. He has served as the primary liaison between the TPI staff and members of the Board of Trustees, and he has participated on a range of committees and task forces.

Hunter is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received his Bachelors of Science in Agronomy/Plant Sciences and his Masters of Science in Education. During his studies, he worked extensively for the university’s Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences including their Turf Department, Plant Pathology Department and their Agricultural Education Department. Hunter currently resides in Crystal Lake, Ill. with his wife Lori.

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