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The Landscape Alberta board of directors has hired Joel Beatson, CAE, as the new executive director.

Replacing the retiring Nigel Bowles, Beatson will begin his new role in July. He will be leaving his post as the manager of industry and professional development with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA), one of several positions he has held over the past 11 years.

“This is a very exciting opportunity and I look forward to helping build on the amazing foundation that is Landscape Alberta and continue to grow both the industry and thus the association,” he said.

Beatson holds a Certified Association Executive (CAE) certificate from the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) and is a Landscape Industry Certified Manager with a degree in communication studies from the University of Windsor. Before joining CNLA, Beatson was the marketing and communication co-ordinator for Flowers Canada. He will be moving from Ontario back to his home province of Alberta at the end of June.