Woman Leader of the Year

The Woman Leader of the Year Award recognizes a female member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals who has demonstrated inspirational spirit, initiative and passion toward the landscape and lawn care industry. Through her actions and endeavors the recipient serves as a shining example to other women in the industry.

Nominations are now closed. The 2024 Woman Leader of the Year will be recognized at ELEVATE.


  • 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.
  • Has made outstanding contributions to the industry through leadership and community service involvement.

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.