In 2014, Botanico named a new president:
Jonathon F. Flanders has been elected president of Botanico, Inc. The Company is a Tennessee corporation established in 1983 by Bob Flanders and Dabney Turley. Botanico is a nursery operating on 562 acres in middle Tennessee, and is a recognized leader in the green industry.
Botanico ships its Tennessee grown plants throughout the eastern and mid‐western United States, Canada and China. The announcement was made by CEO and board chairman Bob Flanders on September 3rd, 2014. “Jon has been our General Manager since 2006, and our Chief Operating Officer for the past four years. Jon played a critical role in guiding the corporation through ‘The Great Recession’ of 2008‐12. He has lead the company into the age of digital marketing. Jon is also leading the company’s transition from a primarily field‐grown operation to a primarily container‐ grown nursery. Jon’s experience and proven leadership makes him the person to lead the company into our fourth decade, one poised for growth and transition”, said Bob. Jon related
that he is excited and humbled by the opportunity. “I look forward to working with our talented and hard‐working team as well as cultivating the next generation of green industry professionals.” Jon is a 1997 graduate of the University of Tennessee (cum laude). In 2003, he earned a Master of Science degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in Dayton, Ohio; then in 2011 he earned a Master of Military Operational Art and Science degree from Air Command and Staff College in Montgomery, Alabama. Jon is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserves where he served as Commander of the 25th Aerial Port Squadron at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery from August 2013 to October of 2015. He has most recently accepted a position as Inspector General at Warner Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. Jon and his wife Stacey have one daughter Chloe, and two sons, Cole and Will.
Below: Jon standing on our Dibrell Farm in a crop of 15 gallon Water Lilly Magnolia.
March 13, 2013:
The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, unless you are Botanico!