Don is a 30-year veteran of the green services industry and a pacesetting thought leader. He’s an oft-quoted industry expert and a frequent speaker on tree maintenance, storm readiness, irrigation management, and landscape industry success.
For the past six years, Don has led Davey’s business development team through a visionary growth plan, connecting the Company’s research-based best practices with customer experience innovation, exponentially expanding Davey’s already-impressive client portfolio.
In addition to being a serial entrepreneur who founded, led and sold several successful businesses, including a $20 million grounds maintenance company, Don honed his operational, leadership and sales skills at ValleyCrest and Brickman (now BrightView).
His passion and dedication to the industry is best exemplified by active leadership involvement in the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). He’s a former president of ISA’s Florida Chapter, and the seven-year Chair of the U.S. Forest Service Sustainable Urban Forest Coalition.
The Davey Tree Expert Company’s more than 9,000 employees provide tree care, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial and government markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Davey has provided Proven Solutions for a Growing World since 1880 and has been employee-owned since 1979. For more information, visit www.davey.com.