President’s Message

Time is flying by! It is hard to believe that another Symposium has come and gone. We look forward all year to that week when we all come together and reconnect. It was an amazing Symposium this year. A huge THANK YOU to Tom and Lori for an outstanding job!

I would also like to say thank you to Robin Arnold AIFD, CFD for doing an amazing job as our chapter President this last year. I have nothing but total respect for your dedication and passion for this industry. Truly an inspiration and thanks for all you continue to do!

I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve as your Southern Chapter President. I am also blessed to have an amazing board. A board that shares the same vision and passion for the floral industry. Let’s be honest, it takes a village and I am part of a GREAT village! I want everyone to know I am here for you and I am only an e-mail or phone call away.

I am so excited for the upcoming year! Southern has numerous educational programs that are about to be rolled out. Stay tuned, great news is coming! I know there have been concerns as to what direction Southern was headed in when the board announced that Louisville would be the last conference for Southern, it wasn’t an easy decision but one that we felt was needed, and the board has really been taking time to work to bring something of value and relevance to today’s industry. I do appreciate your patience by allowing the time needed to really work as a team for the betterment of our chapter and the industry as well. Just know, the board and I are committed to our members, to education and the survival of the floral industry. I ask that each and every member join the board and me in working to make Southern better than ever, soaring to heights never before achieved!

Randy Wooten AIFD, PFCI, CFD
Southern Regional Chapter President 2016-2017



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