According to Sten Crissey, AFE vice-president of development and industry relations, AFE has the most comprehensive programs in research and scholarships of any organization in the floral industry.Established in 1961, AFE has combined assets of nearly $14 million.
FloraStar presents AFE with a generous check. Front row (l to r) Danny Takao, H. Michael Mellano, Bob Humm, Sten Crissey, Red Kennicott. Second row (l to r) Dave Niklas, Bob Maddux and Gary Hudson.
A check in the amount of $36,318.50 was presented by Bob Humm, former president of FloraStar and Gary Hudson, FloraStar's former executive director to AFE's Chairman Mike Mellano; Chairman-Elect, Red Kennicott; Sten Crissey, AFE vice president of development and industry relations; and AFE Trustees Dave Niklas, and Bob Maddux on Monday, July 14 at the Columbus Convention Center.
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) recently announced the appointment of Sten Crissey to the new position of vice president of development and industry relations.Effective Feb. 1, Crissey will be responsible for raising awareness for AFE and developing relationships throughout the industry.AFE's goal is to implement a successful gift and planned giving program to complement its current fundraising efforts."The endowment trustees are delighted that someone of Sten's experience and stature has agreed to take on this pivotal role," said AFE incoming Chairman, Mike Mellano.
Crissey, former owner of Crissey's, Inc., Seattle, Wash., has been active in the floral industry since the 1970s.He served as president of both the Society of American Florists and the Northwest Florists Association and is a member of the American Academy of Floriculture.
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