Jackie Lacey AIFD, CFD Named President of
American Institute of Floral Designers


Jackie Lacey AIFD, CFD of the Floriology Institute in Jacksonville, Fla. was installed as the president of the prestigious American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) during the organization’s acclaimed 2019 National Symposium held in Las Vegas, Nev. on July 6 – 11.  He succeeds Frank Feysa AIFD, CFD of Garden Gate in Aurora, Ohio as the volunteer leader of the floral industry’s leading organization in design education.

Installed as AIFD’s President-Elect was David Shover AIFD, CFD of Karin’s Florist in Vienna, Va., Janet Black AIFD, CFD, PFCI, AAF of Designs by Janet Black AIFD in Bethel, Maine will serve as Vice President. Todd Sweeden AIFD, CFD, AAF of Sweeden Florist in Russellville, Ark. was chosen as Secretary and Laura Parker AIFD, CFD of Fresh Start Floral in Holly, Mich. will continue to serve as treasurer.

Louisa Lam AIFD, CFD of Choquitlam, BC will serve as the membership chairperson and Sandy Schroeck AIFD, CFD of Unlimited Containers in Eden Prairie, Minn. will take on the role as AIFD’s 2020 Symposium Coordinator for Symposium “Vision” taking place July 2 – 7, 2020 in Chicago, Ill.

Directors-at-large include: Shonda Cunningham AIFD, CFD of Silver Cricket Floral Atelier in Park City, Utah, John Hosek AIFD, CFD  of Surroundings in Verona, Wis., Jacob McCall AIFD, CFD of Equiflor – Rio Roses in Orlando, Fla., Brent Leech AIFD, CFD of X in Batavia, Ill., Ken Senter AIFD, CFD of The Senter Piece in Houston, Tex.  and Rachelle Neal AIFD, CFD of Flowers by Rachelle in Chico, Calif.

Regional Chapter Representatives include: Wil Gonzalez AIFD, CFD of W/E Flowers in Ukiah, Calif. for the Northwest Chapter, Randy Wooten AIFD, CFD, PFCI, GMF of Delorice’s Florist in Douglas, Ga. for the Southern Chapter, Pete Samek AIFD, CFD of FTD in Dayton, Ohio for the North Central Chapter, Todd Sweeden AIFD, CFD, AAF of Sweeden Florist in Russellville, Ark. for the South Central Chapter, Kenneth Snauwaert AIFD, CFD of Las Vegas, Nev. for the Southwest Chapter and Theresa Colucci AIFD, CFD of Meadowscent in Gardiner, NY for the North East Chapter.

Each year, AIFD hosts its National Symposium in a different city. The Symposium is an opportunity for internationally acclaimed designers to gather together to share ideas, educational tips, network and advance the industry of floral design. The 2020 National Symposium “Vision” will be held July 2 – 7 in Chicago, Ill.

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