Casey Reynolds, Ph.D., is the executive director of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI). He earned his PhD at North Carolina State University and prior to that he worked as a turfgrass research associate at NC State. Reynolds has previous experience on golf courses and also ran a lawn care business. He was on the turfgrass faculty at Texas A&M University where his research focused on turfgrass health, water use, pest management and colorants. Reynolds has a proven track record of speaking at turfgrass conferences, field days and other events in many states as well as working with state and federal agencies to help promote the benefits of turfgrasses in urban environments. Reynolds has been a GCSAA member since 2011, and in his spare time enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and traveling.