Ann Jordan AIFD, CFD Named President of American Institute of Floral Designers

BALTIMORE (July 2012) – Ann Jordan AIFD, CFD (pictured right) of Ann Jordan Design Consulting in Naples, Maine was installed as president of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) during the organization’s 2012 National Symposium held in Miami, July 12-16. She succeeds Tom Bowling AIFD, CFD, PFCI of Fitz Design in Fairfield, Ohio, as the volunteer leader of the floral industry’s leading organization in design education.

Installed as president-elect of AIFD was John Kittinger AIFD, CFD of The Best of Flowers in Lexington, Ky. Tim Farrell AIFD, CFD, AAF, PFCI of Farrell’s Florist in Drexel Hill, Pa. was elected to serve as the Institute’s vice president and Suzie Kostick AIFD, CFD, PFCI, MCF of Rio Rancho, N.M. will take on the role as AIFD’s new secretary. Richard Salvaggio AIFD, CFD, AAF, PFCI of Teleflora in Los Angeles will continue to serve as treasurer of the Institute.

Joyce Mason-Monheim AIFD, CFD of Tucson, Ariz. will continue to serve as the membership chairperson and Tom Simmons AIFD, CFD of Three Bunch Palms Productions in Palm Springs, Calif. will take on the role as AIFD’s 2013 Symposium coordinator for “Passion” taking place June 28 – July 2 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Continuing to serve as directors-at-large are Janet Black AIFD, CFD, AAF, PFCI of Designs Florist and Interiors in Bethel, Maine, Ted Bruehl AIFD, CFD of The Chocolate Rose in Irving, Texas, Mary Linda Horn AIFD, CFD, AAF, PFCI of Mary Linda Horn Floral Designs, LLC in Ostrander, Ohio, Suzie Kostick AIFD, CFD, Bill McKinley AIFD, CFD of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and Ken Norman AIFD, CFD of Colony Florist & Gifts in Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Kevin Coble AIFD, CFD of Le Fleur in Memphis, Tenn. was elected to serve as regional chapter representative for the Southern Chapter and Ron Mulray AIFD, CFD of the Philadelphia Flower Co. in Philadelphia, Pa. was elected to serve as the regional chapter representative for the North East Chapter. Continuing to serve as regional chapter representatives are Jim Rauch AIFD, CFD, OCF of Unique Designs in Dayton, Ohio for the North Central Chapter, Marie Ackerman AIFD, CFD, PFCI, AAF of Teleflora Education Center in Oklahoma City, OK for the South Central Chapter, Michael Quesada AIFD, CFD of Kaleidscope Flowers in Santa Barbara, Calif. for the Southwest Chapter, and Mike Hollenbeck AIFD, CFD of Floral Artistry Espresso Garden in Lewiston, Idaho for the Northwest Chapter.

Thomas C. Shaner, CAE, continues as AIFD’s executive director. AIFD is headquartered in Baltimore.

 

 

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