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American Floral Endowment Board of Trustees and Staff

AFE_logo_small_green_2011 copy 2 copyA dedicated Board of Trustees representing all industry segments serves the Endowment. All Trustees serve without monetary compensation of any kind and take part in all AFE activities, meetings and travel at their own expense. Their top duties are fundraising and responsibility for the wise and prudent use of money contributed to the Endowment.

Board of Trustee members are elected by the Board and serve a three-year term.  Trustees can be appointed to one additional three-year term.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Jim Daly Chairman Floralife/Smithers-Oasis Walterboro, South Carolina

Dwight Larimer Past-Chairman DESIGN MASTER color tool, inc. Boulder, Colorado

Laura Shinall Treasurer/Secretary Syndicate Sales, Inc. Kokomo, Indiana

Greg Royer Royer’s Flowers & Gifts Lebanon, Pennsylvania

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Ken Altman Altman Plants Vista, California

David Boulton Flowers by George, Inc. Arlington, Washington

Pat Dahlson Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc. Los Angeles, California

Bill Fernandez Continental Flowers Miami, Florida

Bill Foster BioWorks Victor, New York

Steve Frye Baisch & Skinner St. Louis, Missouri

David Garcia The Pete Garcia Co. Atlanta, Georgia

Cindy Hanauer Grand Central Floral Jacksonville, Florida

Mauricio Jaramillo Solé Farms Miami, Florida

Michael A. Mellano, Ph.D. Mellano & Company San Luis Rey, California

Marvin Miller, Ph.D. Ball Horticultural Co. West Chicago, Illinois

Randy Tagawa Tagawa Greenhouses Brighton, Colorado

Juan Carlos Gonzalez Uribe G.R. CHIA Colombia, S.A.

Art van Wingerden Metrolina Greenhouses Huntersville, NC

Ken Young Phoenix Flower Shops Scottsdale, Arizona

AFE STAFF

Debi Chedester Executive Director

Ashley Alexander Communications Manager

Candice Musgrove Program Coordinator

Terril A. Nell, Ph.D. Research Coordinator

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