Landscape Management promotes Marisa Palmieri to editor in chief, names new associate editor

CLEVELAND, Ohio — August 22, 2013 — North Coast Media, LLC (NCM) promotes Marisa Palmieri to editor in chief of Landscape Management (LM) and adds Sarah Pfledderer to the new position of associate editor of LM.

“It’s with tremendous pride that I announce the promotion of Marisa Palmieri to editor-in-chief,” says Bill Roddy, publisher of Landscape Management. “Marisa has been instrumental in bringing a fresh voice and new ideas to Landscape Management. In addition to continuing the LM tradition of producing an award-winning magazine, she has helped the brand make significant strides with our digital, event, social, talk radio and webinar strategies.”

Palmieri has won numerous awards for her coverage of the landscape and golf course markets from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), the Press Club of Cleveland and the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In 2007, ASBPE named Palmieri a Young Leader.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, cum laude, from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism. You can reach her at or 216-706-3764.

“We’re so excited to welcome Sarah to the LM team,” says Palmieri. “She has hit the ground running, talking to landscape contractors and Green Industry experts for articles in print and online, and she’s doing an excellent job.”

Pfledderer is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University, where she majored in journalism and was an editor at the college’s newspaper, The Lantern. She has also interned at her hometown newspaper The Sidney Daily News, (614) Magazine, The Columbus Dispatch and was a writer in the communications department at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. You can reach her at or 216-706-3756.

“The addition of Sarah to our editorial team is yet another investment North Coast Media has made in the Landscape Management brand” Roddy says. “Since acquiring the LM brand in May 2012, North Coast Media has invested heavily to improve the magazine’s circulation, launched the Landscape Management Lawn Care Forum, completely overhauled the LM website, and added key personnel in both management and support roles. All of this investment helps solidify and strengthen the Landscape Management brand position as the leader in sharing new ideas that inspire our audience to run more efficient, profitable businesses.”