History 2017-05-19T14:03:29+00:00

The Texas Vegetation Management Association, TVMA, held it’s initial organizational meeting in Austin, Texas, on May 14, 1991.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the concept, chart a direction and structure a useful statewide organization for vegetation managers in Texas.

On October 11, 1991, the first letter to the membership was distributed. This letter listed TVMA’s Charter Members.

Our initial TVMA leadership team included the following personnel:

Officers Board of Directors
Richard Hendler, DowElanco, President Dennis Engelke, Texas Elec Coop
 David Wall, Houston Lighting & Power, Vice President  Dennis Markwardt, Texas State Dept of Highways & Public Trans
 Denise McWilliams, Texas Agricultural Extension Svc, Secretary  William Mills, Trees, Inc
 Ron Held, Houston Spraying & Supply  Randall Murphy, TU Electric
 Howard Pierson, Estes, Inc
 Michael Standish, American Cyanamid
 Jack Summers, City of Garland
 Steve White, Gulf States Utilities Co

TVMA is grateful to the following leaders who have served as President:

No Year Name  / Company
 1  1991-1992  Rich Hendler, DowElanco
 2  1992-1993  Greg Walker, Harris County Flood Control
 3  1993-1994  Ron Held, Houston Spraying & Supply Company
 4  1994-1995  Mike Standish, American Cyanamid
 5  1995-1996  Dennis Markwardt, Tx Dept of Hwys & Public Transportation
 6  1996-1997  Tom Leverentz, Asplundh Tree Experts
 7  1997-1998  Bruce Moore, TU Electric
8  1998-1999  Mark Wildman, Monsanto
 9  1999-2000  Jim Crosby, American Cyanamid
 10  2000-2001  Bob Magee, DuPont
 11  2001-2002  Anne Beard, AEP/CPL
 12  2002-2003  Anne Beard, AEP/CPL
 13  2003-2004  Steve White, Davey Tree
 14  2004-2005  David Wall, Xcel Energy
 15  2005-2006  Ray Erwin, BASF
 16  2006-2007  Jim Cruser, AEP Texas
 17  2007-2008  Rick Bennett, Helena Chemical Co.
 18  2008-2009  Rob Brooks, Dow AgroSciences
 19  2009-2010  John Mason, TxDOT
 20  2010-2011  Scott Dunham, BASF
 21  2011-2012  Larry Mauldin, Red River Specialties
 22  2012-2013  Walter Hambrick, TXDot
 23  2013-2014  Layne Fields, Chemical Weed control
 24  2014-2015  Chris Smith, Winfield Solutions
 25  2015-2016  Chris Pritchett, Dow AgroSciences
 26  2016-2017  Myron Rabalais, Bayer

Here are TVMA’s Annual Conference Locations:

No Date Held By Location
1 1992 TVMA San Antonio
2 10/21-23/1993 TVMA / ISAT / TALC Austin
3 10/13-15/1994 TVMA / ISAT / TALC / Tx Irrigators Arlington
4 10/23-25/1995 TVMA / TAPMS Galveston – Galvez
5 10/7-9/1996 TVMA / ISAT / TAPMS Corpus Christi – Marriott Bayfront
6 10/27-29/1997 TVMA / ISAT / TAPMS Austin – Red Lion
7 10/26-28/1998 TVMA Galveston-Galvez
8 10/18-20/1999 TVMA San Antonio-Radisson Mkt Sq
9 10/23-25/2000 TVMA College Station Hilton
10 10/22-24/2001 TVMA Corpus Christi Omni Bayfront
11 10/28-30/2002 TVMA Galveston Tremont
12 10/27-29/2003 TVMA Arlington Wyndham
13 10/11-13/2004 TVMA San Antonio Holiday Inn Riverwalk
14 10/24-26/2005 TVMA South Padre Island Radisson
15 10/23-25/2006 TVMA Kerrville YO Ranch Resort
16 10/8-10/2007 TVMA San Antonio, Holiday Inn Riverwalk
17 10/6-8/2008 TVMA San Antonio, Holiday Inn Riverwalk
18 10/5-7/2009 TVMA Corpus Christi, Holiday Inn Emerald Beach
19 10/18-20/2010 TVMA College Station, Hilton
20 10/3-5/2011 TVMA Kerrville, TX
21 2012 TVMA Embassy Suites,  San Marcos, TX
22 2013 TVMA Embassy Suites, San Marcos, TX
23 2014 TVMA La Torretta, The Woodlands, Texas
24 2015 TVMA La Torretta, The Woodlands, Texas
25 2016 TVMA Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe Bay, Texas