Jody Shilan is president of the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association and a “green industry” veteran with more than 30 years experience. A former design/build contractor and award-winning landscape designer, he has developed unique sales systems, standard operating procedures and installation techniques for every aspect of the landscape design/build process. His work has been featured in multiple magazines and newspapers. Shilan is an industry speaker, and holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Massachusetts. He is president of Jody Shilan Designs and editor of FromDesignToBuild.com, a members-only website exclusively for the professional landscape design/build contractor.