Woman Leader of the Year

The Woman Leader of the Year Award recognizes a National Association of Landscape Professional female member who has demonstrated inspirational spirit, initiative and passion toward the landscape and lawn care industry by actions and endeavors and serves as a shining example to other women in the industry. Nominations for the 2024 WLA will open in February.


  • An active and engaged member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
  • Serves in a leadership role at a landscape or lawn care firm.
  • Considered an inspiration to other females in the industry.

2023 Woman Leader of the Year Award Recipient

LeAnn Ostheimer, Lifescape Colorado

Previous Award Recipients

2022 — Pam Dooley, Plants Creative Landscapes
2021 — Loriena Harrington, Beautiful Blooms, LLC
2020 — Claire Goldman, R&R Landscaping
2019 — H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina, Gachina Landscape Management
2018 — Jennifer Lemcke, Weed Man USA
2017 — Abby Santos, No Ka Oi Landscape Services
2016 — Crystal Arlington, Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc.
2015 — Janelle Bruland, Management Services Northwest, Inc.