Officers & Board

Throughout the year, SAF’s Board of Directors make key decisions that provide the guidance for SAF programs.

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Executive Committee

Chairperson (2021-2023)
Chris Drummond, AAF, PFCI
Penny’s by Plaza Flowers
Norristown, PA

President (2021 – 2023)
Michelle Castellano Keeler, AAF
Mellano & Company
San Luis Rey, CA

President-Elect (2021-2023)
Oscar Fernandez
Equiflor/RioRoses
Doral, FL

Treasurer (2021-2025)
Michael R. Pugh, AAF
Pugh’s Flowers
Memphis, TN

Executive Vice President
& CEO
Kate F. Penn

Board of Directors

Headshot of David Armellini
David Armellini (2023)
Armellini Logistics
Palm City, FL


Stacie Lee Banks, AAF (2023)
Lee’s Flower & Card Shop Inc
Washington, D.C. 


Jennifer Barnard, AAF (2024)
Tillie’s Flower Shop
Wichita, KS

Austin Bryant (2023)
Heart of Florida Greenhouses, Inc.
Zolfo Springs, FL

Rodi Groot, AAF (2024)
Sun Valley Floral Group
Oxnard, CA

Sofia Herrera (2024)
Jardines De Los Andes Madrid
Colombia


Brian Kusuda (2025)
Jimmy’s Flower Shop
Ogden, UT

Dave Legge (2024)
Denver Wholesale Florists
Denver, CO

Anne Stewart Smithers-Oasis North American Operations Kent, Ohio Anne Stewart is vice president of Smithers-Oasis North American Operations in Kent, Ohio. Prior to entering the floral industry three years ago, Stewart spent 30 years in the paint and coatings industry, working for Sherwin-Williams in both marketing and sales capacities. She has substantial experience selling to wholesale customers in the U.S. and Canada and received several awards from her former employer. Stewart has a degree in social science from the University of Western Ontario. She belongs to Vistage, a CEO networking group in Northeast Ohio, and wrote an article on retirement planning for Smart Business magazine.

 

 

 

 

Anne Stewart (2025)
Smithers-Oasis – North American Operations
Kent, OH

 

 

F.J. Trzuskowski (2025)
Continental Floral Greens
Belfair, WA

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