IA Times, March 2018

Irrigation & Green Industry – A year later

It was just a year ago that the Irrigation Association announced it had acquired Irrigation & Green Industry magazine. While this established publication continues to provide landscape, irrigation and maintenance contractors with valuable content, some new names and faces have been added to the publication team.

Kristin Smith-Ely officially came on board in January as the new editor-in-chief of the publication, taking over for Denne Goldstein who retired at the end of December 2017. Smith-Ely brings 15 years of valuable publishing experience to the new team, including all facets of planning and production for both print and digital publishing. Most recently, her experience includes serving as the editor of two comparable magazines.

Karen Carr is a seasoned veteran in magazine design and production. She is the new creative director and is responsible for designing the magazine, coordinating production with the printer and other vendors, and creating both print and digital magazine marketing materials. Her 20 years of experience in magazine design and production will be a tremendous asset.

Jim Dempsey has also joined the publication as national sales director. Dempsey will use his years of sales team leadership and experience to ensure advertisers are maximizing their messaging in print and digital platforms. Along with well-known Irrigation & Green Industry account managers Alan Scott and Cliff Juretich, he will work to leverage the value of advertising with existing customers and a growing list of new customers.

This is an exciting time at Irrigation & Green Industry magazine. Stay tuned for more to come as this publishing team works to bring the most current and cutting-edge industry information and content valuable to you and your business.

Do you want to contact us?

  • Send press releases and story ideas for Irrigation & Green Industry magazine to Kristin Smith-Ely (330.554.0357).
  • For information about advertising opportunities, contact Jim Dempsey (440.657.0909).
  • To subscribe or to renew your subscription, visit here.