Moving our legacy forward for future generations

Our leaders share a deep passion for the lawn and garden industry, a greener earth and its future.

Our leadership team

Our company’s heritage is unique. We’ve been in this business for more than 150 years and have had only eight CEOs during that history. Our tight-knit team of leaders knows the needs and wants of gardeners like no one else. They think long term, with the next generation of gardeners always in mind.

Jim Hagedorn

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

No one has a better perspective on the lawn and garden industry than Jim, or more passion for it. His father, Horace Hagedorn, launched the original Miracle-Gro in 1951. Jim grew up watching the Miracle-Gro brand earn the trust of gardeners all across America, and he’s committed to maintaining that legacy with gardeners today.

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Cory Miller

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Cory Miller is passionate about finance, building strong teams and ScottsMiracle-Gro, having started his career with the company in 2000. In that time, he has moved into a number of corporate finance and business development roles, each with increased responsibility. He has emerged as one of ScottsMiracle-Gro’s brightest leaders.

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Jim King

Executive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer; President, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation

Jim combines his lifelong love of communications with a deep understanding of our business to enhance our reputation with a variety of stakeholders. He has helped forge innovative partnerships with environmental groups across the U.S. to support our mission and help shape the way the outside world views our company.

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Chris Hagedorn

Executive Vice President & Division President of Hawthorne Gardening Company

Chris has played the lead role in launching and building the Hawthorne Gardening Company, elevating the wholly owned ScottsMiracle-Gro subsidiary to record levels. Today, he serves as executive vice president of ScottsMiracle-Gro and division president of Hawthorne, which is focused on providing products and solutions to the hydroponic and indoor growing industry.

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