Firth named president of AIFD northeast region

BURNHAM –Daniel Firth, AIFD, was recently inducted as president of the Northeast Region of AIFD at the 2017 American Institute of Floral Design’s National Symposium held in Seattle, Wash. Considered to be the most important design education event in the floral industry, this dynamic conclave attracts designers, educators and interested individuals from all corners of the world.

As president of the northeast region, Firth will be representing Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and the Canadian providences of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and the United Kingdom.

He will be working with the national board and regional members to promote the organization’s mission to advance the art of professional floral design through education, service and leadership, and to recognize the achievements of excellence in this art form.

The AIFD is the floral industry’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to establishing, maintaining, and recognizing the highest standard of professional floral design. AIFD and its worldwide accredited members are in the forefront of the industry in presenting educational design programs and in designing flowers for such renowned events as the Tournament of Roses parade, Academy Awards and Presidential inaugurations. They are an extraordinary group of talented artists.

Accredited membership in AIFD is extremely selective and can be obtained only after a candidate has effectively demonstrated advanced professional ability of his or her floral artistry. Members proudly wear the “AIFD addendum on their name to demonstrate that their peers have found them to be “accredited in floral design.” They must continue to demonstrate their “cutting edge” art by meeting specified continuing education requirements.

Firth is owner and operator of Deihl’s Flowers in Burnham.