Monday, December 14, 2009

AAS Names New Director

Congratulations to our good friend Diane Blazek, former president and publisher at Ball Publishing, who has been named to fill the shoes of soon-to-retire All-America Selections executive director Nona Koivula. Nona has headed up AAS and the National Garden Bureau for more than 25 years.

For 75 years, AAS has promoted new garden seed varieties that past the test of superior garden performance judged in impartial trials in North America. NGB is a non-profit organization providing reliable, accurate gardening information on flowers and vegetables grown from seed. It encourages all people to garden, with a keen focus on children’s gardening programs.

Diane begins today at her new job.

According to Acres Online, Nona says she has no immediate plans for her retirement other than to continue to pursue her interests, such as Plant a Row for the Hungry.

Cheers, Nona, to a happy retirement! And cheers, Diane, on the new job!

Suzi, Garden Media Group

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