Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) has extended the board participation of Tom Fochtman, Ceibass Venture Partners CEO, as Vice President of the PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (AEF) Board of Directors through 2014. PLANET is an internationally recognized association that serves lawn care professionals, exterior maintenance contractors, installation/design/build professionals and interiorscapers. PLANET AEF provides scholarships and awards to students enrolled in landscape contracting and horticulture programs at colleges and universities associated with PLANET. He also serves as a director at large of the PLANET Board of Directors.