AIFD SYMPOSIUM: AWARD WINNERS, INDUCTEES, AND NEW OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS
During ceremonies at its recent National Symposium, “Imagine” (July 4-9), the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) honored two people and one organization with its prestigious awards, installed a new slate of officers and board members, and inducted 26 new members.
2011 AWARD RECIPIENTS
• Award of Distinguished Service to AIFD
Eddie Payne, AIFD Fellow
Dade City, Fla.
Mr. Payne is now recognized as a Fellow of the Institute. He is a past president, and he served on the AIFD board for nine years, on the AIFD Foundation Board, on the membership committee and as a Symposium chair.
Now recognized as an AIFD Fellow, Eddie Payne (center) was the recipient of the organization’s 2011 Award of Distinguished Service to AIFD. Tom Bowling (left), the new AIFD president, and Sharon McGukin (right), immediate past president, join Mr. Payne on stage for the presentation.
|• AIFD Award of Merit – Industry
This award is presented to professionals in the floral industry who are not members of AIFD but who serve a crucial role in advancing the industry. Ms. Mace was honored for her personal and professional dedication and her untiring support and enthusiasm for AIFD, its members and the floral industry as a whole.
Kelly Mace (center) received AIFD’s 2011 Award of Merit - Industry. Congratulating her are new AIFD president, Tom Bowling, and the organization’s immediate past president, Sharon McGukin.
• AIFD Award of Merit — Non-Industry
Bouquets to Art
San Francisco, Calif.
Bouquets to Art is the largest fundraiser for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and is one of the country’s premier floral events. The organization was recognized for generating and promoting awareness of floral art and for its support and use of AIFD designers.
2011-2012 OFFICERS / EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
• President: Tom Bowling, AIFD, PFCI
• Vice President: John Kittinger, AIFD
• Secretary: Tim Farrell, AIFD, AAF, PFCI
Farrell’s Florist Inc.
Dexter Hill, Pa.
• Treasurer: Richard Salvaggio, AIFD, AAF, PFCI, CAFA
Los Angeles, Calif.
• President-elect: Ann Jordan, AIFD, AAF
Ann Jordan Design Consulting
• Immediate Past President: Sharon McGukin, AIFD, AAF, PFCI
• Membership Committee Chair: Joyce Mason-Manheim, AIFD, PFCI
• 2012 National Symposium Coordinator: Sylvia Bird, AIFD, AAF, PFCI
Fort Myers, Fla.
• Executive Director: Thomas C. Shaner, CAE
2011-2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS (AT LARGE)
• Janet Black, AIFD, AAF, PFCI
Designs Florist and Interiors
• Ted Bruehl, AIFD
The Chocolate Rose
• Mary Linda Horn, AIFD, AAF, PFCI
• Suzie Kostick, AIFD, PFCI
Rio Rancho, N.M.
• Bill McKinley, AIFD
• Ken Norman, AIFD
Midland Park, N.J.
2011-2012 REGIONAL CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVES
• North Central Chapter: Jim Rauch, AIFD
Unique Designs Florist Studio
• South Central Chapter: BJ Dyer, AIFD, AAF
• South West Chapter: Michael Quesada, AIFD
Santa Barbara, Calif.
• North West Chapter: Mike Hollenbeck, AIFD
Floral Artistry Espresso Garden
AIFD’s 2011 officers, board members and regional chapter representatives.
Front row (l-r): Tim Farrell, secretary; Joyce Mason-Monheim, membership chair; Sharon McGukin, past president; Tom Bowling, president; Ann Jordan, president-elect; John Kittinger, vice president; Richard Salvaggio, treasurer.
Standing (l-r): Ted Bruehl (board), Mike Hollenbeck (regional chapter rep), BJ Dyer (regional chapter rep), Sylvia Bird (2012 National Symposium chair), Bill McKinley (board), Suzie Kostick (board), Janet Black (board), Ken Norman (board), Jim Rauch (regional chapter rep), Michael Quesada (regional chapter rep).
Rebecca Carter, AIFD
Kwi Nam Cho, AIFD
Seoul, South Korea
Andrea Christopher-Snipes, AIFD
Amanda David, AIFD
The Flower Source
Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Rocio del Pilar Silva Davila, AIFD
Smithers Oasis de Mexico S.A. de C.V
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Roslyn Dodds, AIFD
El Cajon, Calif.
Teresa Godfrey, AIFD
Joyous Creations Floral Design
Silver Spring, Md.
Tiffany Hammond, AIFD
Hennepin Technical College
Kevin Allen Hinton, AIFD
Bankhead Flowers & Fine Gifts
New Albany, Miss.
Elizabeth M. Hohensee, AIFD
Studio Flora Diva
Enrika Karalius, AIFD
Flowers and Gift by Michelle
Lesa Killian, AIFD
Stephanie LaPrairie, AIFD
Stems Floral Art Gallery
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Tim Lawing, AIFD
Tim’s Touch Flowers & Gifts
Jacob H. McCall, AIFD
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Carolyn E. Minutillo, AIFD
Lavender Hill LLC
Tina Parkes, AIFD
Exeter Devon, England
Patience Pickner, AIFD, PFCI
The Picket Fence
Young Seomoon, AIFD
Seoul, South Korea
Nelson Clark Simpson, AIFD
Heather Sullivan, AIFD
Anthony Swick, AIFD
Bay Bouquet Floral Studio
Inta Taurins, AIFD
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jenny Catherine Thomasson, AIFD
Erik J. Witcraft, AIFD
Azheny Zdeb, AIFD
Fair Lawn, N.J.