A 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.
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
David Boulton Flowers by George, Inc. Arlington, Washington
Megan Bowman, Ph.D. Ball Horticultural Co. Chicago, Illinois
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
Gustavo Gilchrist Kennicott Brothers Company Chicago, Illinois
Cindy Hanauer Grand Central Floral Jacksonville, Florida
Mauricio Jaramillo Solé Farms Miami, Florida
Michael A. Mellano, Ph.D. Mellano & Company San Luis Rey, California
Randy Tagawa Tagawa Greenhouses Brighton, Colorado
Juan Carlos Gonzalez Uribe G.R. CHIA Colombia, S.A.
Art VanWingerden Metrolina Greenhouses Huntersville, NC
Ken Young Phoenix Flower Shops Scottsdale, Arizona