Craig Regelbrugge serves as the American Nursery & Landscape Association's Vice President for Government Relations and Research. He serves in several leadership positions regarding the green industry and labor and immigration reform. He is national co-chair of the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform (ACIR), working to secure an affordable and legal workforce for nursery and greenhouse growers. In 2008 he was elected vice chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Forum, and represents agriculture and the green industry on the management team of the Reform Immigration FOR America campaign.
Marc Teffeau is ANLA's Director of Research and Regulatory Affairs. He directs the activities of the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) related to the scientific community for research and statistics, as well as managing the details and relationships associated with the USDA - ARS Floricultural and Nursery Research Initiative. In the regulatory area he represents the industry's interests with key federal agencies such as EPA, OSHA and USDA. Prior to joining ANLA's staff in October, 2004 Marc completed a 30 year faculty career as an Extension educator with the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension and Maryland's Eastern Shore. And he is just waiting for you to ask him about the "chicken feather pot" project. Seriously.
Dr. Joe Bischoff is ANLA's Director of Government Relations. Focused on legislative and regulatory issues connected to pest and disease management, Joe also works in collaboration with the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research arm of ANLA, to develop and implement strategies for responding to new pest and disease challenges facing the industry. He was recently appointed to the Federal Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC), serves on the Tier 2 Commodity Committee for the National Clean Plant Network – Fruit Trees, and is on the Research Committee of the National Ornamentals Research Site at Dominican University of California. Before joining the ANLA in February 2012, Dr. Bischoff was National Mycologist with the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the USDA.