AIFD ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

At the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) 2016 Symposium in Orange County, Calif., Kristen Philips, CAE, IOM was announced as AIFD’s new executive director. Kristen replaces longtime executive director Thomas C. Shaner who is retiring after serving the organization for more than 35 years.

Kristen graduated from the University of Baltimore summa cum laude and went on to complete her studies at the Institute for Organization Management, a 4-year program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce focused on nonprofit professional development for association professionals.

“While I know that I have big shoes to fill, I look forward to the future of the organization and the goals that we can achieve together that will continue to benefit the floral design industry,” Kristen shares.

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