ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Jeff Clarke, CSE is the District Sales Manager – Mid-Atlantic for the Toro Company. He previously served as a Commercial Territory Manager with Turf Equipment and Supply Company and as the Superintendent at Penderbrook Golf Club. Jeff has been part of the turf industry for more than 20 years and regularly presents on relevant industry trends regionally and nationally. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences and is currently completing his Master of Business Administration from Virginia Tech.
Dr. Mike Goatley, Jr. is Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist in the Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences of Virginia Tech. Goatley has B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Kentucky and the PhD from Virginia Tech. Following 15 years on the faculty of Mississippi State University, Goatley returned to Blacksburg where his primary responsibilities are statewide development and implementation of educational outreach programs for all areas of turfgrass management. Mike has co-authored four books on sports turf management, was elected to the STMA Board of Directors in 2008, and is served as STMA President in 2012—2013.