The American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD®) proudly announces the induction of its newest members during the prestigious GROW Symposium held in Chicago, IL, July 1-6, 2023. Congratulations to all of the newly inducted AIFD members!
Full AIFD Press Release Below
American Institute of Floral Designers Announces AIFD® Inductees at GROW Symposium in Chicago
Sacramento, CA – 14 July 2023 – The American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD®) proudly announces the induction of its newest members during the prestigious GROW Symposium held in Chicago, IL, July 1-6, 2023. This annual event celebrates the artistry, innovation, and advancement of floral design, bringing together industry professionals from around the globe.
AIFD® is thrilled to recognize the exceptional talent and contributions of the following individuals who have been inducted into the esteemed ranks of the American Institute of Floral Designers:
Jeffrey Arrizola AIFD, CFD
Cynthia Ann Ayure AIFD, CFD
Nina Bagramovich AIFD, CFD
Stephanie Bremer Barro AIFD, CFD
Camilla Bauer AIFD, CFD
Melissa Bohl AIFD, CFD
Aaron Scott Bowden AIFD, CFD
Martha Whitney Butler AIFD, CFD
Ganna Dementieva AIFD, CFD
Bruce Easley AIFD, CFD
Brandy Ferrer AIFD, CFD
Ursula Gunther AIFD, CFD
Cindy Kay Hall AIFD, CFD
Abigale Grace Herrington AIFD, CFD
SoRa Jeong AIFD, CFD
Jodi Kennedy AIFD, CFD
Tammy L. Krein AIFD, CFD
Jeongah Lee AIFD, CFD
Albrey Leung AIFD, CFD
Jen Linehan AIFD, CFD, CF
Marlyn Luitjens AIFD, CFD
Pilar Mejia Sanchez AIFD, CFD
Samantha Pascal AIFD, CFD
Susan Piland AIFD, CFD
Jolene Denise Powell AIFD, CFD
Cassandra Sanders AIFD,CFD
Lora Jean Schnurbusch AIFD, CFD
Ikuko Seigel AIFD, CFD
Maria Alejandra Vasquez AIFD, CFD
Georgia White AIFD, CFD
Debbie Woltmann AIFD, CFD
David Charles Yacaginsky AIFD, CFD
These outstanding floral designers have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the craft, continuously pushing boundaries to create awe-inspiring floral arrangements that captivate and inspire. Through their dedication to excellence, they have earned the respect and admiration of their peers, making them ideal inductees to the AIFD community.
The AIFD Symposium serves as a platform for floral designers to showcase their expertise, exchange ideas, and explore emerging trends in the industry. This year’s event in Chicago, GROW, featured a series of interactive workshops, captivating demonstrations, and engaging presentations by renowned floral artists. Attendees were treated to an immersive experience designed to stimulate creativity and foster meaningful connections.
As part of their induction into AIFD, the new members will gain access to an exclusive network of floral designers, educators, and industry leaders. They will have the opportunity to participate in educational programs, workshops, and competitions that further their professional growth and enhance their artistic skills. AIFD membership represents the highest level of achievement in the floral design industry, and these inductees have proven themselves to be among the best in their field.
“We are thrilled to welcome this new class of 2023 inductees to the prestigious American Institute of Floral Designers,” said Andrés Polanco, Co- Executive Director of AIFD. “Their talent, passion, and commitment to excellence are truly remarkable. We look forward to their continued contributions to the floral design community and their involvement in shaping the future of our industry.”
The American Institute of Floral Designers extends its congratulations to the newly inducted members and expresses gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and attendees who made the GROW Symposium a resounding success. The organization remains dedicated to advancing the art of floral design, supporting its members, and promoting the highest standards of professionalism in the industry.
The American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD®) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the art of floral design. With a prestigious membership of accomplished floral designers, educators, and industry professionals, AIFD sets the standard of excellence in the industry. Through educational programs, networking, and events, AIFD provides a platform for floral designers to showcase their creativity, learn from experts, and connect with peers. For more information, please visit www.aifd.org