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Education Specialist

Tom Bowling

Tom Bowling AIFD, PFCI
Director of Education
Syndicate Sales, Fairfield, Ohio

Tom Bowling - Speaker 2017

Tom Bowling AIFD, PFCI is now in his 36th 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.

Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a Masters of Education from Miami University of Ohio.

Tom is a Past President and member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). He is also a member of Professional Floral Communicators International (PFCI), the Society of American Florists (SAF) and numerous state and allied associations. Tom is the 2016 recipient of the Tommy Bright Award

Tom has been a featured main stage presenter twice for AIFD’s national symposium. 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. Tom was one of the judges for the Tournament of Roses Parade in 2016. 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 a member of Teleflora’s acclaimed Education Specialist Team.