For over two decades William Brown, CGCS has been a solutions provider for the turfgrass industry currently serving as the Director of Brand Development for AQUA-AID, Inc. Graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Turfgrass Science and a Certified Golf Course Superintendent by the GCSAA, William has an excellent understanding of business strategies and well-honed executive and communication skills. Mr. Brown served as the Certified Golf Course Superintendent and Regional Agronomist for some of the top courses in the Mid- Atlantic region and Management companies in the world. During his tenure in the golf industry, William has served on numerous national and local association boards and committees, as well as holding leadership positions both in industry and at the community level.
William’s technology and social media background has made him the leading export in the turfgrass industry and was recently named to Golf Inc’s list of Most Innovative People In Golf. Mr. Brown has published over 30 articles on technology and social media for some of the top publications in the turfgrass industry, including Golf Course Industry Magazine, BoardRoom Magazine and Golf Course Management Magazine. In 2009, William founded and developed iTurfApps.com which has become the industry’s top technology resource. Most recently iTurfApps launched the turfgrass industry’s first app market. The iTurf Apps Market allows turfgrass professionals, educators, industry, students and enthusiasts find apps relevant and useful to the turfgrass industry. William has spoken both nationally and internationally at association, industry and business conferences and seminars on social media branding and mobile technology integration and continues to be sought after to do so.
Mr. Brown’s drive to continue to provide solutions for the turfgrass industry lead him to found Turf Republic. Turf Republic is a turfcentric community built on four key principals to enhance the future of the turfgrass industry. In April of 2013, William Brown assumed the role of CEO of Turf Republic. The Turf Republic site network consisting of Turf Republic, TurfDiseases.org, iTurfApps.com and Wivesofturf.orgprovides the most modern and diverse resource in the turf industry in a single location.
Mr. Brown has worked with businesses in the turfgrass industry on social media branding as well as mobilizing their business operations. He has provided consultation to turf professionals and students on building their brands through the use of professional websites/blogs and social media. Also providing consultation on integrating mobile devices and applications in their operations.