US: AFE announces new trustees and appointments

AFE Chairman Gabriel Becerra of Golden Flowers announced the appointments of two new trustees and three new officers during AFE’s 2015 Fundraising Dinner, which was held on September 10.

David Garcia of the Pete Garcia Company in Atlanta, Ga., and Greg Royer of Royer’s Flowers & Gifts in Lebanon, Pa., will both serve three-year terms on the AFE Board, with the option of a second term.

Gabriel Becerra

Becerra also announced the appointments of new AFE Executive Committee members Dwight Larimer of DESIGN MASTER color tool, inc., elected to Chairman-Elect; Kristi Huffman of The John Henry Company in Lansing, Mich., appointed as Treasurer/Secretary; and Laura Shinall of Syndicate Sales, Inc. in Kokomo, Ind., appointed as AFE’s Public Relations and Development Committee Chair.

The remaining Executive Committee members include past Chairman Paul Bachman of Bachman’s Inc. and Jim Daly of Smithers-Oasis/Floralife.

Additionally, nine-year Trustee Ken Altman was appointed as Trustee Emeritus and will continue on the AFE Board as a non-voting member.

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