Buddy Freund, President of Vision Strong Management Group, serves as the executive director of the New Jersey Green Industry Council.  He has a broad range of professional experiences over a 30-year career.  Prior to founding Vision Strong, Buddy worked in the hospitality industry gaining experience in event and meeting planning.  He and his team have planned and managed events of up to 10,000 attendees.  In addition, Buddy has a Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision and has proudly served as a high school administrator.

He also serves as the executive director of the New Jersey Subcontractors Association and New Jersey Land Improvement Contractors of America.  Previously, he worked as the assistant executive director with New Jersey Pest Management Association and membership coordinator of New York Pest Management Association.  Being licensed as a certified pesticide applicator serves Buddy well in these roles.

Buddy resides in Succasunna, NJ with his wife, Cathy.  They have two children, Kelley and Kurt, and are proud grandparents of their grandson, Christopher.