Speaker Bio


AJ Petitti

AJ Petitti

President, Petitti Garden Centers

AJ has been working in the family business since age 7. He studied marketing and finance at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, graduated in 1999, and came straight into the business. Currently, AJ serves as president of the organization, which was No. 2 on Garden Center magazine’s 2020 Top 100 List.

Petitti Garden Centers operates 9 retail stores serving the Cleveland, Akron-Canton, and Youngstown communities. They also grow 98% of the plant material they sell; operating a 1,500-acre tree and shrub nursery in Lake County, Ohio, and a 50-acre greenhouse facility in Columbia Station, Ohio, where annuals, perennials and tropical plants are produced.

AJ regularly appears on WJW Fox 8 News to educate, inspire, and support the success of garden enthusiasts across Northeast Ohio.