Featured Speakers of the Month

Each month two speakers presenting at the 2018 National STMA Conference and Exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas will be featured. Don't miss the educational opportunities offered at the conference!

John Mascaro is the President of Turf-Tec International in Tallahassee, Florida. On Thursday, January 18, he will be presenting, "John Mascaro's Photo Quiz Comes Alive".

John Mascaro's Photo Quiz article has appeared monthly in Golf Course Management Magazine since September 2002 and SportsTurf Magazine since 2006. The live version of the Photo Quiz is an interactive presentation with questions on what caused a turfgrass problem and answers that tell what the problem was and how it was solved. The Photo Quiz is a favorite feature in the magazines and the live version is a real audience pleaser as it shows "the rest of the story".


Patrick McGuiness is a Partner at Zlimen and McGuiness, Attorneys at Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. On Wednesday, January 17, he will be presenting "Facility Liability and Lawsuit Prevention."

Property damage and injuries happen every day at facilities across the world. Athletes, spectators, coaches, and people passing through, can all make claims against your organization and insurance company for injuries received. However, you can take steps to reduce your exposure and make your facility safer for everyone.

Attendees will learn to do the following:
1. Understand the concept of liability and why it impacts facility management, safety, and lawsuits.
2. Identify liability issues and concerns at your facilities which may negatively impact your operations.
3. Reduce these issues through a comprehensive approach to reducing facility liability.

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