American Institute of Floral Designers announces AIFD inductees at GROW symposium in Chicago

The American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD®) 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 recognizes 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.

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