Hall Of Fame Inductees


The individuals nominated should have made a significant impact or positive influence that assures the future of our industry in the lives of generations to come.


Once nominated, an individual’s biography and photo are updated on the site, and he or she is placed in the polls for voting. At the end of the year the committee takes into consideration the votes and decides which candidates are inducted.


Those with a star (*) next to their name below were either inducted posthumously or have passed away since being inducted.


Nomination Qualifications

  • Person with integrity and passion
  • Minimum 20 years in industry
  • Someone who has developed  or invented  new technology
  • Has made contributions that resulted in change
  • Contributed to mankind’s needs in his field
  • Provided education and encouragement  with self-sacrifice
  • Changed the industry

Tom Donnelly

President of BrightView Landscape Development

President of BrightView Landscape Development. He is responsible for an extensive branch network that while national in scale is capable of delivering an array of integrated landscape development services at the local level. Additionally, Tom is responsible for the division’s pre-development services, design-build, and BrightView Design Group, the company’s landscape architecture practice. Since joining legacy ValleyCrest in 1980, his astute understanding of landscape construction, site development, team building and corporate leadership has proven instrumental in the company’s success. Tom is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). He sits on the Board of Directors of the ACE Mentor program, is the VP of Development at the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF), and is a Governor on the ULI Foundation Governors Board. He is a member of the Board of Advisors at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s School of Landscape Architecture. Tom is a licensed landscape contractor in 12 states and received a bachelor of science in Landscape Architecture from Rutgers University in New Jersey.