VALLEY VIEW, Ohio (May 6, 2019) – GIE Media, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of industry veteran Kate Spirgen to editor of Greenhouse Management, Produce Grower and Garden Center magazines.
"We are excited to see outstanding employees take the next step in their careers," says Jim Gilbride, Group Publisher. "Kate's addition to these titles will help us continue to grow reader engagement of our market-leading portfolio to an even greater level."
Spirgen has been with GIE Media for seven years, having previously held the role of managing editor of Lawn & Landscape. She joined GIE Media's horticulture publications in 2012 as associate editor of Garden Center and A Garden Life. She was promoted to managing editor of A Garden Life in 2012, where she was awarded a Folio Award in the Best Standalone Digital Magazine - Consumer Category. She joined Lawn & Landscape as digital content editor in 2014.
"The passion growers and garden center owners have for what they do is inspiring," Spirgen said. "I'm so excited to join such a warm and friendly industry, and to work with all of these amazing people. With a great team of editors and salespeople, I’m looking forward to growing each magazine into an even more valuable resource for our readers."
GIE Media was founded in 1980 and has grown over 36 years into a leading marketing and communications business-to-business media company serving 17 industries -- including the horticulture industry through its Horticulture Group (Greenhouse Management, Produce Grower, Nursery Management, Garden Center, Cannabis Business Times, and Cannabis Dispensary). The company goal of Group Interest Enterprises is to publish the highest quality business magazines, websites, e-newsletters, conferences, reference books and other forms of business media in growth industries, with a quality standard based upon editorial value and market leadership. The company employs nearly 100 editors, publishers, sales representatives, marketers and other professionals.