Name: Eileen Dutterer Gist
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for:Being elected one of 16 national directors of Florists Transworld Delivery; the first woman from Maryland elected to the post, the owner of Stewart N. Dutterer Flower Shop Inc. is also the first countian and the fifth Marylander to be a director
Residence; hometown: New Windsor; Westminster
Education: Graduate of Westminster High School; graduate of Chicago FloralArt School
Family: Daughters: Jalna Brown, employed as a florist;Blythe Zeckman, employed at Carroll County General Hospital; Lori Welsh-Graham, employed as a florist; husband: Kenneth Gist, employed atthe Dutterer's with his wife; stepsons: David and Keith Gist, employed as commercial painters with Pride Painting Co.
Place of worship: Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster and Deer Park United MethodistChurch
Activities/hobbies: Enjoys needlepoint and light reading; volunteer work with Carroll Lutheran Village; serves on the board of directors for Hospice; serves on the board of directors for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce; serves on the board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic Florist Association
Accomplishments: Being one of the original board members that started Carroll Lutheran Village; serving as a member of the design team with her husband for the Statue of Liberty celebration; serving as a member of the design team with her husband for the Bush/Quayle inauguration; originator of a seminar promoting better understanding between the floral and funeral directors industries, having presented it in Baltimore, Kentucky and Las Vegas; coordinator for floral designs during the Funeral Directors Conventions and their Congressional Action Days in Washington; member of the American Academy of Floriculture
Recipient's comments: "I think it's going to be a wonderful growing experience. When I was nine, I began going to FTD conventions with my parents and I've been active inthe industry since then. When I was a little girl, I ran errands forthe business. This is like for an athlete reaching the brass ring, or something on that order. It will be a wonderful growing experience."