Kenneth A. Ottman, Chief Executive Officer
Ken is a respected industry leader with over 40 years experience in the tree care profession. He holds a B.S. in forestry from UW-Stevens Point and a M.S. from Michigan State University. Ken is past president of both the 700+ member Wisconsin Arborist Association and the 25,000+ member International Society of Arboriculture. He has received the ISA President's Award, WAA Distinguished Service Award, WAA Honorary Lifetime Member Award, and the ISA's higest Award of Merit. He is also an Honorary Life Member of ISA. Ken served for 10 years on the Governor's Forestry Council. He also was the chairman of the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council, and for 15 years was Vice-Chairman of theTree Research & Education Endowment fund (TREEfund). In his honor, the TREEFund established the "Ken Ottman Volunteer of the Year Award" He has spent most of his career mentoring urban forestry/arboriculture professionals by promoting membership and active participation in industry organizations, and investment into continuing arboricultural research.