Great Lakes Floral Association announces new addition to board of directors

Heather Waits.

HASLETT, USA: The Great Lakes Floral Association (GLFA), a multi-state full-service trade organisation representing more than 400 florists, growers, wholesalers, and 150 Certified Florist (CF) in Haslett, today announced the expansion of its board of directors, appointing Heather Waits as its new director of Region 8, which covers the state of Ohio. Waits is the proprietor of Bloomtastic Florist, Columbus, OH. 

Her term will expire in December of 2023 at which time she will be eligible to run for another term.

Her family roots run deep in the nursery business, but she found her passion in cut flowers and entrepreneurship.  Her goal is to create a floral industry that is an attractive, positive career choice for generations to come, and to educate florists on how to be creative and profitable.  Waits is thrilled to join GLFA commenting, “I’m incredibly honored and look forward to meeting everyone!  The GLFA has a bright future ahead and I am excited to be a part of it!”

“We are just as excited to have Heather serve on the Board of Directors and welcome her to our leadership team.  She will be a great asset and a pleasure to have at the table,” said GLFA President Teresa Cytlak.

GLFA offers group savings on insurance, financial services, credit card processing and supplies, office supplies; is the sponsor of the Certified Florist (CF) program; creates and hosts the annual Great Lakes Floral & Event Expo; conducts educational seminars throughout the year at the association headquarters and various other facilities; publishes The Professional Florist magazine; hosts the GLFA website, and interacts with state/federal government agencies. For more information on GLFA, visit

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