Posted: August 22, 2016
Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company has announced the promotion of Katie Harper to recruiter/trainer.
A two-time Arbor Grant scholarship recipient, Harper began her career at Davey in 2012 as an intern with Davey’s King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, residential/commercial office. The next year, she interned with the Davey Institute, the company’s premier research, development and innovation division.
Since her college graduation in 2014, Harper has worked as a plant health care technician at Davey’s Northern Virginia residential/commercial office.
“Because of Katie’s diverse Davey experiences, she has a unique understanding of the many opportunities to grow at Davey. This, coupled with her genuine passion and enthusiasm for fostering talent in the green industry, will help her better recruit, place and engage new hires,” said Kathy Doody, Davey’s director of recruiting and employee development.
Additionally, Harper is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist® and certified commercial pesticide applicator in Virginia.
Earlier this year, Harper graduated from the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences, the company’s flagship training program. In 2014, she completed her bachelor’s degree in agriculture from The Pennsylvania State University.
The Davey Tree Expert Company’s more than 8,600 employees provide tree care, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial and government markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Davey has provided Proven Solutions for a Growing World since 1880 and has been employee-owned for 37 years. For more information, visit www.davey.com.