Barb King (1946-2008), served as president of Landscape Structures, and was previously selected Woman Business Owner of the Year for the Minnesota chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She was inducted as an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in 2004 and was appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) in 2005.
In 2006, Barb founded and was the benefactor of the Säjai® Foundation. This Foundation is dedicated to combating childhood obesity by developing programs that inspire wise nutrition and activity choices in children. You can see more about the foundation at their website: www.sajaifoundation.org.
Barb served on the board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation in a variety of capacities with the Volunteers of America Minnesota, Minneapolis Community College, Minnesota 100 Mentoring Program for Women in Business and Minnesota Safety Council. She was also a trustee on the board of directors for the Northwestern Mutual Life Company.
In 2013, Barb was inducted into the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame. Barb was honored for her business innovation, leadership and the legacy she left for future generations of Minnesota business women. Barb was one of 25 women entrepreneurial leaders–20 living and 5 posthumous–who were the first inductees into the Hall of Fame.
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