Sep 20, 2019
AFE Appoints Two New Trustees

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has appointed Megan Bowman of Ball Horticultural Co. and Gustavo Gilchrest of Kennicott Brothers Company to join the AFE Board of Trustees. Both will serve a three-year term beginning September 2019.

AFE Trustees are industry leaders who volunteer their time and talent to help guide Endowment activities and programs benefitting the industry. Both will also serve on an AFE committee related to education, public relations and development, research, or the Floral Marketing Research Fund.

Bowman joins the board with a robust research background, specifically bioinformatics, molecular plant breeding and molecular biology. Currently, she is Bioinformatics and Data Analysis Lead at Ball Horticultural Co. in West Chicago, Illinois.

Gustavo Gilchrist is president of Kennicott Brothers Co. in Chicago, Illinois. He has expertise in organizational structure, workforce culture, mergers and acquisitions and employee stock ownership plans.

Completing their terms on the AFE Board in September are Ken Altman of Altman Plants and Marvin Miller of Ball Horticultural Co.

To see a complete list of AFE Trustees, visit

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