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Open House

Open House August 25th & 26th

   Bonnett Wholesale along with Syndicate Sales is proud to introduce to our Open House stage

 

                                                         Tom Bowling AIFD, PFCI

 

     Tom Bowling AIFD, PFCI is now in this 39th  year in the floral industry. He owned his retail flower shop for 20 years, worked in the floral wholesale business, is a consultant for some of the major growers and is the Director of Education for Syndicate Sales in Kokomo, Indiana.

     Tom holds a Bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master's from Miami University of Ohio.  Once a public elementary school teacher, Tom now shares his love of education for the floral industry. Sharing a passion for education, he believes, is what keeps the floral industry advancing. Sharing knowledge is important to our future as a professional industry.

     Tom is a member and Past President of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) and celebrates his 29th year as a member.  He is also a member of Professional Floral Communicators International (PFCI), of which he was awarded the prestigious Tommy Bright Award by the Society of American Florists (SAF) and is involved in numerous state and allied associations.

     Tom has twice been featured as a main stage presenter for AIFD's national symposium and served as president of AIFD in 2011-2012.  His floral career also includes working as assistant floral director for the Academy Awards for 15 years as well as the Pasadena Tournament of Roses parade for 20 years.  Tom was featured on national television as one the of the judges for the 2016 Tournament of Roses parade  He has designed and commentated at numerous local, regional and national floral events, having designed for presidential inaugurations as well as many society events around the country. He serves on several advisory boards for floral related products and his work is often seen in Flowers & and Flowers and Profits. He is also a member of Teleflora's acclaimed Education Specialist Team.