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The Cultural Landscape Foundation Announces Ann Looper Pryor as CEO

Distribution of the Nation's Homeowners (and Renters) by Generation

Lloyd Flanders Extends Warranty Coverage for Lloyd Loom Products

The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Announces Ann Looper Pryor as CEO

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has announced that Ann Looper Pryor will join the organization as its first chief operating officer beginning Monday, March 2, 2015. She will be responsible for managing internal operations, finances, revenue development, external relations, and increasing the visibility of TCLF’s programs, among other duties. 

Ann Looper Pryor

“Ann is very smart, extremely talented, remarkably resourceful, entrepreneurial, and beloved both inside and outside of the landscape architecture community,” said Charles A. Birnbaum, president and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

Pryor comes to TCLF from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) where she has worked since 2002.  She joined ASLA’s staff as director of Public Relations and Resource Development and was promoted to managing director of Publishing and Resource Development and publisher of Landscape Architecture Magazine in 2008.

During her 12-year tenure at ASLA, she was best known for restructuring the honors and awards program, improving media coverage of the profession, and playing a significant role in increasing magazine advertising and trade show exhibit sales revenue, despite the economic recession. In 2011 she was made an honorary member of the ASLA in recognition of her work.

After graduating from the College of Charleston with a political science degree and working on Capitol Hill, Pryor began her career in the design and construction industry in 1989 as a lobbyist for the American Institute of Architects. In 1998, she joined McGraw-Hill’s Construction Information Group, serving as director of Regional Alliances until 2002.

“I’ve been an ardent admirer of TCLF’s good work for many years and I believe it’s on the precipice of extraordinary growth and recognition,” said Pryor. “I look forward to joining its talented staff and working with Charles and the Board to grow its resources to advance its mission.”

About The Cultural Landscape Foundation
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is a 17-year-old non-profit foundation that provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture, its practitioners and our shared landscape legacy, in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers. Through its website, lectures, outreach and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding of cultural landscapes nationwide to help steward this heritage for future generations.

TCLF makes a special effort to heighten the awareness of those who impact cultural landscapes, assist groups and organizations working to increase the appreciation and recognition of cultural landscapes, and develop educational tools for young people to better connect them to their cultural landscape environs. 

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Distribution of the Nation's Homeowners
(and Renters) by Generation

Millennials: 15% (43%)
Gen Xers: 21% (22%)
Boomers: 41% (25%)
Older Americans: 23% (10%) 


Lloyd Flanders Extends Warranty Coverage
for Lloyd Loom Products

Lloyd Flanders, the leading manufacturer of all-weather wicker, is extending the warranty term for all Lloyd Loom products by two years.

Now, when customers register their Lloyd Loom products within 30 days of purchase, they can extend the coverage from three to five years at no additional cost.

“The best way to demonstrate our confidence in the quality and durability of Lloyd Loom is with unrivaled warranty protection,” said CEO Dudley Flanders. “This two-year extension ensures peace of mind for retailers and consumers alike.”

Lloyd Loom products are crafted to withstand the elements, even in harsh climates. “We're headquartered in Menominee, Michigan,” said Flanders, “where the average high temperature between December and March is 30 degrees, lake effect snow is a fact of life, and summers see an average high of 78 degrees. So when we say that Lloyd Loom is all-weather wicker, we mean it.”

By offering the most comprehensive warranty in outdoor wicker, Lloyd Flanders stands strongly behind its products and their unique loom process. “This warranty extension is also our way of saying thank you to our retail partners and customers,” said Flanders.

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