The Floral Marketer of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and an uncommon commitment to the mass-market floral industry. The award honors the creativity, dedication and vision of an individual who contributes to and participates in the advancement of their industry. As the trade association representing the floral industry, PMA has an inherit responsibility to recognize, celebrate and communicate the outstanding leaders who are advancing, growing and supporting the floral industry.
As part of its mission, Center for Growing Talent celebrates and acknowledges outstanding leaders who take an active role in developing industry talent. The new Center for Growing Talent Women’s Catalyst Award recognizes individuals in the produce and floral industry who cultivate women’s potential by mentoring and fostering a path for leadership, development and participation. Nominations are being accepted for a man or woman who has demonstrated – through effective mentoring, coaching and influence – the ability to engage and inspire talented women who make a positive impact in the industry.
Bill Schuler, executive adviser and retiring president and CEO of Castellini Group, Newport, Ky., received the 2017 Robert L. Carey Leadership Award
The PMA Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Award recognizes individuals or organizations that solve business challenges within the produce or floral industries through the application of scientific and technological advancements to create better products, processes or value to customers.