Underscoring the importance of building relationships with organizations both within and outside of the tree care industry, The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company has hired Scott Jamieson, formerly president and CEO of The Care of Trees, Inc., as vice president corporate partnerships and national recruiting. This role was previously held by Frank Heisinger who passed away last year.
“Frank was an integral part of our company,” said Robert Bartlett Jr., chairman and CEO of Bartlett Tree Experts. “He was both family and friend, someone I admired and loved. I know people across the industry felt his loss and, as you can imagine, the task of filling his role was daunting. While no one can replace Frank, Scott will bring a new energy and vision to the role. His business experience as well as his existing industry connections will be valuable assets moving forward.”
Echoing this sentiment, Jamieson stated, “I’ve always respected Bartlett and been impressed with Bartlett people – people like Frank Heisinger, who treated me as a welcomed friend even as a competitor. To me, it’s all about people and that’s part of what attracted me to Bartlett.”
In his new role, Jamieson will develop strategic relationships in the tree care and green industries and with other organizations that focus on landscape management. He will be an active participant in industry associations, maintaining a national presence for Bartlett while also facilitating interaction between these groups and Bartlett arborists on a local level. Scott will network with landscape maintenance companies, landscape architects, arboricultural consultants and large, national accounts on a regular basis. With the goal of further building partnerships to yield sales opportunities, he will also be the face of Bartlett at industry trade shows and events.
“The types of relationships I’ll be tasked with managing are critically important to a company like Bartlett,” said Jamieson. “They are long-term, enduring many years and many people and resulting in increased business as well as referrals.”
In addition to corporate partnerships, Jamieson will oversee Bartlett’s national recruiting efforts. He has been an instructor at colleges and universities, and will continue this work to build a strong pipeline of talent for Bartlett over the years to come. Establishing recruiting programs, teams and models and tracking development of recruited employees will be just a few of Scott’s responsibilities. He will also work closely with schools participating in the Bartlett Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Bartlett Tree Experts to support the development of future arborists.
Jamieson is a board member of the Tree Care Industry Association and the National Safety Council and is a former board member for PLANET. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban Forestry from Purdue University, a master’s degree in Urban Forestry from Michigan State University, and an MBA from DePaul University’s Kellstadt School of Business.