Scotts CEO Joins CDC Foundation Board of Directors

James Hagedorn, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of The Scotts Company, the world’s leading supplier of consumer products for lawn and garden care, has been elected to the board of directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation. He will serve a five-year term on the board.

Hagedorn joined Scotts in 1995 as senior vice president of the Consumer Gardens Group when the company merged with Stern’s Miracle-Gro Products, Inc. At Miracle-Gro, he served as executive vice president. In 1996, Hagedorn became executive vice president, U.S. Business Groups and was elected president of Scotts North America in 1998.

Hagedorn is a graduate of The Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and holds a degree in aeronautical science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years as a captain and an F-16 fighter pilot. Hagedorn currently serves as an associate trustee of the North Shore Hospital in Manhasset, NY, and chairman of the board of Farms for City Kids Foundation, Inc., in Reading, VT. He is also on the boards of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and The Intrepid Museum.

“Jim Hagedorn’s experience leading a highly successful business enterprise will be a great asset to the CDC Foundation as we enhance our efforts to build effective partnerships between CDC and the private sector,” says Charles Stokes, CDC Foundation president and CEO. “His business acumen and his passion for public health will be extremely valuable as we begin strategic planning to set the course for the Foundation’s second decade of operation.”