WF&FSA CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS

Lisa Pritchett addresses the WF&FSA audience after accepting the 2015 “Retail Florist of the Year” award.

Lisa Pritchett addresses the WF&FSA audience after accepting the 2015 “Retail Florist of the Year” award.

2015 RETAIL FLORIST OF THE YEAR: LILIUM FLORAL DESIGN

Lisa Pritchett of Lilium Floral Design in Colleyville, Texas, was recognized as the 2015 “Retail Florist of the Year” by Florists’ Review magazine and WF&FSA.

Click here to read the story about Lilium.

LEN LEVY HONORED WITH 2015 LTK AWARD

⋅ Len Levy, AAF, of Hillcrest Garden in Paramus, N.J., won the Leland T. Kintzele (LTK) Distinguished Service Award.

Click here to watch the award video.

 

 

⋅ ROB SHIBATA ASSUMES WF&FSA PRESIDENCY

Rob Shibata, AAF, president of Mt. Eden Floral Co. in San Jose, Calif., assumed the presidency of WF&FSA, following in the footsteps of Alan Tanouye, general manager of Floralife, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company.

Rob Shibata, right, takes over as president of WF&FSA as Alan Tanouye’s term comes to a end.

Rob Shibata, right, takes over as president of WF&FSA as Alan Tanouye’s term comes to a end.

To read Rob’s speech, click here.

⋅ TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED

Lenny Walker of KBC Direct Floral Programs, Alsip, Ill., and Mauricio Jaramillo of Solé Farms, Miami, Fla., were elected to WF&FSA’s board of directors for three-year terms.

They join the following existing board members.

Executive Committee

Rob Shibata, Mt. Eden Floral Co., president

Santiago Cock-Rada, Liberty Blooms, president elect

Laurie Nesbitt, Florists Supply Ltd., treasurer

Alan Tanouye, Floralife (a division of Smithers-Oasis Company), immediate past president

Trish Lilly, WF&FSA, executive vice president

Board of Directors

Alvaro Crespo, Lihmil, Inc. Flowers & Supplies

John Donati, Ocean View Flowers

Tim Dewey, DV Flora

Tom Logue, Pennock Floral

Tom Wolfe Jr., Wolfe Wholesale Florist

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