West Chicago, IL
Chris Beytes, editor and publisher of Ball Publishing’s GrowerTalks in Chicago, Ill., is a director on the NGMA Board. He is also the chair of the Communications Committee.
A member of NGMA since 1994, Beytes brings a unique perspective to the board as a service provider to the industry and as a communications professional. He has been working for Ball Publishing since 1993, where he started as managing editor of GrowerTalks. He helped design and launch Green Profit and has served in every editorial capacity with GrowerTalks, Green Profit and FloraCulture International. He has a degree in journalism and a minor in ornamental horticulture from the University of Florida.
Beytes is passionate about NGMA’s mission and enjoys being a part of the board. He contributes his creativity and his ability to accomplish things both to the association overall and the Communications Committee that he chairs.