Join us for our Customer Appreciation Days!
July 24 – NASHVILLE Design Show
July 25 – LOUISVILLE Design Show
July 26 – LEXINGTON Design Show
July 31 – CINCINNATI Design Show
August 1 – COLUMBUS Hands-On Demo
Meet the Designer
Tom Bowling AIFD, PFCI
Director of Education
Tom Bowling AIFD, PFCI is now in his 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, Kokomo IN.
Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a Masters of Education 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 been a featured main stage presenter twice 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 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 a member of Teleflora’s acclaimed Education Specialist Team.