Executive Vice President Advocacy, Research, & Industry Relations at AmericanHort
Craig Regelbrugge serves as senior vice president at AmericanHort, where he leads the staff team responsible for public policy, industry advocacy, and research programs. He serves in national leadership positions representing the horticulture industry on matters relating to the labor force, immigration reform, plant health and production, and trade. With over 30 years of service as an association professional representing horticulture, Craig is well-known in Washington and across the country, within the horticulture industry itself, and among policymakers and regulators.
Craig received his undergraduate degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech, and he worked in the retail nursery industry and served as a county horticultural extension agent in Virginia before joining the American Nursery & Landscape Association in December 1989. He is a frequent presenter, author, and spokesperson on topics relating to the workforce and immigration, production, trade, and environmental issues impacting farmers and small businesses in and serving the horticulture industry. Craig is an avid traveler, naturalist, and gardener of vegetables, berries, and…oysters!
AmericanHort -- A network of strength, support, and success.
As the national trade association for the horticulture industry, AmericanHort is here to help you Perform Better, Grow Faster, and Prepare for the Future. Whether it's our advocacy efforts and being a voice for the industry with policy makers, research funded through the Horticulture Research Institute, or networking and educational opportunities at Cultivate, the industry's premier trade show and convention, or other conferences and programs, AmericanHort is here to help ensure success for you and our industry for years to come.
The AmericanHort Mission is to unite, promote, and advance our industry through advocacy, collaboration, connectivity, education, market development, and research. AmericanHort truly represents the entire horticulture industry, including breeders, greenhouse and nursery growers, retailers, distributors, interior and exterior landscapers, florists, students, educators, researchers, manufacturers, and all of those who are part of the industry market chain. We are the leading national association for the green industry, and AmericanHort works tirelessly to connect the industry across states and segments, giving you opportunities that expand your network and resources. Answers to your biggest challenges can be found within the AmericanHort network of businesses, who -- like you -- are passionate about growth, performance, and future potential.
AmericanHort's 2021 Legislative Agenda
Managing Editor Jen Zurko sits down over Zoom to chat with Craig Regelbrugge, Senior VP of Government Relations for AmericanHort, on the organization's legislative agenda for the coming year with a new administration, including the focus on helping hort businesses navigate through another COVID spring, support for a seasonal workforce, taxes and regulation, and plant health.