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Lifetime Service Award 2023

Cindy Turcot Receiving Lifetime Service Award

Cindy Turcot

Cindy is truly a force of nature – and a force for employee ownership. 

She has been with Gardener’s Supply Company for nearly forty years, serving as COO, President, and for the past two years as CEO and President. 

In addition to leading her company through tremendous growth, Gardener’s Supply has been honored with a recent ESOP Company of the Year Award, for their long-term commitment to employee ownership and community engagement. And just last year, Gardener’s Supply earned its 8th Best For The World Award, for impact on workers, community, and the environment. 

Cindy has also been a driving force in the ESOP community. She has served on TEA’s Board since 2010 in many roles, including Board Chair. Most recently, she chaired the Employee Ownership Foundation, and her vision and passion for our cause has resulted in a period of unprecedented growth and visibility for the Foundation on an international scale. 

Cindy has also served on the Board of Vermont’s Employee Ownership Center for more than twenty years. 
The ESOP Association, the Foundation, ESOPs and employee owners everywhere are better off because of her dedication and her achievements.

TEA’s Board and all our members would like to offer our heartfelt gratitude and congratulations to Cindy Turcot as the recipient of The ESOP Association’s Lifetime Service Award.