40 Under 40, Class of 2012

Yudisne “Judy” Albano


Riverview Flower Farm, Riverview, Fla.

Job Title:

Facility Manager/Facility Grower




Helped spearhead company’s efforts to refurbish and reestablish older propagation facility purchased in the fall of 2011 and had it up and running for spring 2012 to meet the demands of major customer; A native of Venezuela, Albano has made the transition to life in the U.S. while developing her advanced technical skills, producing the highest quality plants and establishing a superior work ethic; Devoted to trialing new products and finding new production methods to help increase efficiency or existing techniques.


Favorite Reads: Spanish novels like El General en su Laberinto by Gabrielo Garcia Marquez, based on the last days of Simon Bolivar’s life and fight to unify Venezuela, Columbia and Ecuador. Vacation spot to visit: Angel Falls in southeast Venezuela. Can’t live without: Chocolate.

Fun Fact:

Secret Life: Dog whisperer — “My friends say I can speak with dogs … because I understand what my dog [is thinking].”



Riverview Flower Farm

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

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