Mary Ann Rose holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Horticulture from Penn State University. Throughout her career she has served as a Landscape and Nursery Specialist for The Ohio State University, Research Scientist for TruGreen ChemLawn and consultant to the agrichemical industry. In July, 2013, Mary Ann began as Director of the Pesticide Safety Education Program. She oversees the program that provides recertification conferences, new applicator schools, print, and web-based information for the 30,000 licensed applicators in the State of Ohio.