Jamie Kitz of Sakata Seed America Feted by American Academy of Floriculture
Sakata Seed America recently announced Jamie Kitz, Key Account Manager and Corporate Citizenship Specialist of its corporate giving program (“Sakata Gives”), has received a prestigious American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) designation.
The American Academy of Floriculture carries out the efforts of the Society of American Florists (SAF). The stringent requirements of the Academy make AAF status an honorable distinction recognized throughout the industry.
“This is an extremely prestigious honor that reflects Jamie’s true passion and commitment to our industry and beyond. This milestone recognizes the tremendous work Jamie’s done in areas such as lobbying, charitable giving, industry advocacy and much more,” states Joe Cimino, Head of Ornamentals for Sakata Seed America, in a prepared news release.
Kitz is a longtime member of SAF and has been instrumental in carrying out the organizations initiatives to promote the floral industry, including National ‘Petal it Forward’ Day, which spreads joy and elevates consumers perceptions about flowers in more than 400 cities across all 50 states.
Kitz, along with other newly selected members of the Academy, will be officially inducted into AAF at the Stars of the Industry Awards Dinner at SAF’s annual convention at the Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, FL.