Nick Fronduto, President
Nick Fronduto is chief operating officer (COO) of Jacobson Floral Supply, Inc., in Boston, Mass. Prior to joining Jacobson's, he spent 25 years in the supermarket industry. He was director of store support for Star Markets, a 52-store, $1 billion chain based in Boston. He graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in business administration and liberal arts.
Patrick M. Dahlson, First Vice President
Patrick M. Dahlson is the CEO of Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc.,with headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif. Under Mr. Dahlson's leadership, the company has grown to 17 locations in seven states. Mr. Dahlson also serves on the wholesale council of the Society of American Florists (SAF). He is president of the Child S.H.A.R.E. board of directors, which was founded in 1985 to challenge and equip local congregations to recruit and support foster and adoptive parents.
Tom Figueroa, AIFD, MCF, Second Vice President
Tom Figueroa, AIFD, MCF, grew up in the floral business and is vice president, Michigan, of Nordlie, Inc.,a wholesale distributor of fresh and permanent floral and design goods. Mr. Figueroa has been with Nordlie for more than 20 years. He served as hard-goods manager in Detroit and branch manager in Flint and Detroit.
Dave Lisowski, Treasurer
Dave Lisowski has been president and CEO of DWF Wholesale Florist Company,a national wholesale florist, since 1993. He was employed by Central Bank of Denver, N.A., a commercial bank in Colorado, as well as various affiliated banks, from 1972 to 1992. Mr. Lisowski attended Metropolitan State College where he received a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1988. He has served the Society of American Florists (SAF) on the wholesale council and was SAF’s chairman of government relations and a member of the board of directors.
David Armellini, Immediate Past President
David Armellini is president of Armellini Industries, Inc.,in Palm City, Fla. He joined the company full-time after his graduation from Lynchburg College in 1984. He was promoted in 1993 to executive vice president of sales and marketing for Armellini Express Lines, Inc., a position which later expanded to cover all subsidiaries. With increasing emphasis on quality, Mr. Armellini led a state-of-the-art push to develop new technologies for the company.
Trish Lilly, Executive Vice President
Trish Lilly is beginning her second year with WF&FSA as the association’s executive vice president.
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