SOUTH NATICK, Mass. – New England Grows, the premier horticultural trade exposition & educational conference in the Northeast, is pleased to introduce a collection of new team members. Lead by their executive director, M. Virginia Wood, the expanding team is poised for a busy year leading up to New England Grows scheduled for February 5 – 7, 2014, in Boston.
Three new hires have joined the seasoned New England Grows staff and another was recently promoted.
Jennifer McPhee, conference & tradeshow manager, is a familiar face returning to the Grows staff after spending the last 12 years running her own event management business.  She began her career with New England Grows in 1993 and was instrumental in the development of the event over the course of its first 10 years. 

Lori Kane, exhibit sales & marketing coordinator brings an accounting background and a stellar customer service record to her new role as the primary point of contact for all Grows exhibitors.  

Carrie Martin has recently been promoted to registration & certification manager on the New England Grows team. Martin has been instrumental in streamlining the online registration and CEU tracking systems at New England Grows. She has utilized her background in educational research to effect these changes and steps into her new role with great enthusiasm. 
The final addition to New England Grows’ staff is Anne Franks, conference assistant. She will offer support to the Grows team, drawing on her extensive project management skills acquired during 12 years in the design industry. 
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