"Florida-born Jim Jordan...
recently moved to Delray Beach to become the chief operating officer of the American Orchid Society. Previously, he was a principal of Franklin
Consulting & Training in Michigan, developing business plans for professional florists... Prior to that, Jordan was executive vice president of the FTD Association...
He plans to use many of the same strategies and tactics that made FTD the brand it is... as he develops the business plan for orchid society.
He... plans to shine a spotlight on the society's dedication to environmental and botanical conservation, and research.
He learned of the orchid society position through a colleague in Washington who urged him to apply.
The [AOS]... was founded more than 85 years ago by... growers from the Northeast. It was housed at Harvard University for nearly 60 years.
In 1984, the society moved to West Palm Beach to a 6-acre estate owned by former society President Lewis Vaughn. The organization broke ground on its new headquarters in Delray Beach in September 1999.
With nearly 18,000 members around the world, the society is recognized as the international leader in orchid education, research, and conservation."