A Letter from AFE’s Outgoing Chairman, Jim Daly

Dear AFE Supporters and Friends, 

It has been an honor to serve as Chairman of AFE for the past two years. Even in these unprecedented times, I believe we have accomplished a lot. There’s still a lot of work to do for the industry, but in my time as Chairman, significant progress has been made on our goals and development:

Solving Industry Challenges Through Specialized Research

Fostering, Educating, and Recruiting Top Talent

The team at AFE, Debi Chedester, Karin Krause, and Candice Musgrove, along with AFE’s research coordinator Dr. Terril Nell, work tirelessly for the industry. Their passion and commitment to AFE assisted me and the AFE Trustees in achieving our strategic initiatives.

I will continue to proudly support AFE as Past Chairman for the next two years and beyond as a committed member of their network. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve and look forward to seeing AFE’s work continue under incoming Chairman Laura Shinall’s leadership. I am confident that she will continue to build AFE’s positive impact on the floral industry.

Best Regards, 
Jim Daly