NYSTA Elects 2006 Officers and Directors

The New York State Turfgrass Association (NYSTA) elected its 2006 officers and directors at the annual meeting held during the Empire State Green Industry Show in Rochester, N.Y., on Nov. 15-17, 2005. Michael Maffei, CGCS, Back O’Beyond, Inc., was elected president of NYSTA for 2006. Maffei served as vice president of NYSTA in 2005, secretary/treasurer in 2004, and on the board of directors since 1988. He is the chair of the awards committee, which has granted scholarships to deserving turf students for many years. He is a past recipient of NYSTA’s Citation of Merit Award.

Owen Regan, owner of A T Sales Associates, Ltd., will serve as vice president for 2006. Regan co-chairs the field day committee and Empire State Green Industry Show’s Trade Show committee. Regan is past president of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Massachusetts and has also served as director of operations for New England Grows annual conference and trade show.

Greg Chorvas, superintendent at Cantine Veterans Sports Complex, is the 2006 secretary/treasurer. Chorvas serves on NYSTA’s Membership promotion and services committee.

Newly elected directors include Rick Holforth, CGCS, Country Club of Rochester, N.Y.; James Baird, USGA Green Section; and Timothy Hahn, Greystone/Shadows Golf Courses.

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