The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced David Snodgrass, Landscape Industry Certified Manager, as president of the association for 2010/2011.

“It is both an honor and a privilege to be serving as president of PLANET, which represents more than 3,500 professionals who create and maintain green spaces that enhance our environment,” said Snodgrass.

Snodgrass has been CEO of Dennis’ Seven Dees Landscaping, Inc. since 1977. He served as board president of the Oregon Landscape Contractors Association in 1994 and has been actively involved with PLANET for more than 15 years. Snodgrass comes from a diverse green industry background that includes experience in design/build, landscape management, lawn care, interior installation and maintenance, retail garden center, and wholesale growing.

Snodgrass’ priorities during his time as PLANET president include delivering on the PLANET Promise (to provide member value, grow the workforce, expand partnerships, advance marketplace recognition, and influence through advocacy), continuing the focus on advancing professionalism in the industry, and strengthening the community, identity, and the voice of each individual green industry specialty group within PLANET so that each segment gets the attention it needs to thrive.

“Professionalism is the common thread that runs throughout PLANET, and it provides separation from those unskilled opportunists who easily enter this industry,” said Snodgrass. “We need to find ways to help our members solve current economic challenges and create new ways to grow their businesses.”