David Pinsonneault, CSFM, CPRP
Town of Lexington, MA
David Pinsonneault, CSFM, CPRP has been the Public Grounds Superintendent for the Town of Lexington since 2000 and has been working with athletic fields in the municipal setting since 1990. His current responsibilities include the overall operation of the Park, Forestry, Streetlight and Cemetery Divisions within the Public Works Department, which encompass approximately 600 acres of land, 75 acres of athletic fields, four cemeteries, more than 3,000 streetlights and approximately 10,000 street trees. He supervises a staff of 22 full-time employees.
David holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of New Hampshire. He also graduated from the Park Maintenance and Management School sponsored by the National Park and Recreation Association and North Carolina State University. He attained the STMA CSFM designation in 2007, and is a Certified Arborist, Certified Playground Safety Inspector, Certified Aquatic Facility Operator, and Certified Park and Recreation Professional. He is a member of numerous associations and a past President of the New England Sports Turf Managers Association (NESTMA). He has worked on the NESTMA Board of Directors for more than 10 years. During his presidency he led the affiliation of NESTMA into the STMA chapter network.
Vision for STMA
STMA should continue to be the leader and the unifying voice in the sports turf industry. The current Vision Plan that the Board is working on is well thought-out and puts the focus on communication, professionalism and education. Given the current economy, STMA needs to remain viable, visible and supportive to all members. People working in the sports turf industry and the people using sports turf facilities need a strong national organization that they can turn to for advice, support and guidance. STMA should be the authoritative source on sports field maintenance and field use to provide credibility and stability for the industry. Education is a major focus not only to the sports turf manager to help them do their job better, but to field users and decisions-makers to help alleviate the misinformation, lack of understanding and knowledge out in the field. Continuing to deliver quality conferences, regional shows and educational materials is very important to member professionalism. Partnerships should continue to be made in order to enhance the programs and opportunities offered to the membership. STMA should continue to strengthen and enhance the CSFM Program, which helps to validate us as professionals at all levels. The direction for the future remains bright and positive, and we should continue to move forward and make STMA an organization that people are proud of, want to be members of and be associated with.