Board of Directors
Murray Wingate is the Turf Grass Marketing and Sales Manager at Lebanon Turf products, the professional products division of Lebanon Seaboard Corp. He has been involved with Turfgrass sales, marketing, and production for over 20 years. Murray grew up on a dairy farm in the Finger Lakes region of New York and has worked in agriculture or horticulture his whole life. He holds a degree in Agronomy for SUNY Cobleskill and is a Certified Turfgrass Professional from the PLCAA/University of Georgia program.
Cindy Code is president of B Communications, a green industry consulting and communications firm. For more than 22 years she has been a proactive communicator and journalist within the green industry community. Code’s reputation was established through her two-decade tenure at Lawn & Landscape magazine. In her roles as editor, account manager, publisher and Internet content manager, she was a respected communicator and active participant within the industry. Code joined GIE Media after graduating from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. She is an award-winning journalist honored by the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association, the American Society of Business Press Editors and the Cleveland Press Club for her numerous contributions to the field. In addition to being Executive Director of Project EverGreen and manages communications and Web content for a number of green industry clients.
Joyce’s breadth of experience in successfully developing domestic and global marketing and media campaigns for green industry and other businesses in the US, EU and Asia, informs his commitment and passion to help demonstrate and fulfill Project EverGreen’s mission. As national projects manager, Joyce mobilizes industry partners to donate pro bono green space revitalization services to recipients. He is particularly proud of helping develop Project EverGreen’s Memorandum of Understanding with the National Park Service, enabling donations to the Statue of Liberty National Monument, and the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C.
Joyce also previously served as a green industry advisor to the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, (GCSAA) and PLANET legacy industry associations, as well as vice-president of the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA).
Joyce’s experience and discipline in developing and deploying successful strategic marketing platforms, media campaigns and promotional events for green industry and other businesses in the US, EU and Asia informs his function as Project EverGreen’s national projects manager in planning and implementing our mission and tactics.
Over recent years, Joyce has coordinated the planning, development and execution of 25 prior and current pro bono landscaping revitalization donations in service to charitable agencies, schools, parks and youth athletic fields in communities across the country. He collaborates with urban mayoral and parks & recreation officials to identify neglected, under served, or under-budgeted parks and ball fields, and mobilizes professional landscape and nursery contractors and other volunteers, who all donate their services and materials to provide our pro bono landscape renovations and renewals to their local communities.
Joyce has a B.A. in English Literature, Arts & Sciences from The University of Pennsylvania, and executive certificates in Business Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and in Marketing Strategy from INSEAD – International School of Advanced Business Studies, Fontainebleau, France.