President’s Message

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of two new South Central Region Chapter of AIFD Directors. Adrianna Duran-Leon AIFD, CFD, of The Flower Co. in Albuquerque, NM, and Matt Douglas AIFD, CFD of Kistner’s Flowers in Manhattan, KS. Additionally, Teia Bennett AIFD, CFD of Blumen Meisters in New Braunfels, TX had to step into the role of Regional Representative to the AIFD Foundation that was left vacant when Chapter President Marisa Guerrero AIFD, CFD became a Trustee of the AIFD Foundation. Please support all of these members as they work to support you, the South Central members.

Treasurer, Bridget Joslin AIFD, CFD of Bridgets’s on the Square in Magnolia, AR created a beautiful booth at the Arkansas Florist Association Convention. Chris Coullm-Williams AIFD, CFD and his team from Flowerland in Midland, TX did a wonderful job supporting the region by designing the SC booth at the WesTexas New Mexico Florists’ Association Convention. Thank you to everyone who worked to make these outreach opportunities successful. Thank you also to both floral organizations for letting the South Central Regional Chapter of AIFD be represented during their events.

If you are interested in becoming more involved with the South Central Regional Chapter Board, we have open committee positions. Please reach out to any of the board members and let them know you would like to be involved.

I recently had the opportunity to judge a floral design competition at our local county fair. It was the first time that a floral competition for students had occurred, and it was wonderful! Many area high schools were represented at the competition and the students did a fantastic job. These students are the future of floristry and it is so important to nurture them. They will be informed consumers, excited designers, and incoming leaders. Join me in giving back to your local floral community as often as you can.

Marisa Guerrero AIFD, CFD
President, South Central Regional Chapter of AIFD 2022- 2023


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