AIS Leadership

Officers, Directors & Committees

AIS Officers:

PRESIDENT
JODY NOLIN
Rushsylvania, OH 43347
Phone: (614) 507-0332 | Email: jody.nolin@gmail.com 

1ST VICE-PRESIDENT
ANDI RIVAROLA
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Phone: (818) 802-4188 | Email: andinsky@gmail.com

2ND VICE-PRESIDENT
BONNIE NICHOLS
3365 Northaven Rd., Dallas, TX 75229
Phone: (214) 676-9892 | Email: BJNHTN@aol.com

SECRETARY 
MICHELLE SNYDER
225 Sky Line Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336
Phone: (928) 282-5867 | Email: aissecretary@irises.org

TREASURER 
JILL BONINO
3110 Kirkhan Drive, Glendale, CA 91206
Phone: (818) 790-3256 | Email: aistreasurer@irises.org

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
GARY WHITE
Lincoln, NE 68512
Phone: (402) 421-6394 | Email: in2iris@yahoo.com

AIS Administrative Officers:

REGISTRAR / RECORDERS
JOHN I. JONES AND JOANNE PRASS-JONES
35572 Linda Drive, Fremont, CA 94536-1523 
Phone: (510) 795-9723 | Email: aisregistrar@irises.org

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY 
PAM MESSER
PO Box 6
Huxley IA 50124
Phone: (515) 597-4240 | Email: aismemsec@irises.org

PUBLICATION SALES DIRECTOR
JOHN AND KAY LUDI
35071 SE Hwy 211, Boring, OR 97009-9584
Phone: (503)826-8808 | Email: aisstorefront@irises.org 

RECORDING SECRETARY AND POLICY
CLAIRE SCHNEIDER
Ramona CA 92065
Phone: (760) 331-8694 | Email: itsaclearday.claire@gmail.com

IRISES BULLETIN EDITOR 
JANE MILLIMAN
Email: irises@janemilliman.com

Directors

Directors (terms expiring in 2021):

NEIL HOUGHTON
Mendon, NY
Phone: (585) 301-8256 | Email: neil.houghton@me.com

WAYNE MESSER
P.O. Box 64, Huxley, IA 50124
Phone: (515) 597-4240 | Email: wrmesser@gmail.com

PHYLLIS WILBURN
P.O. Box 9, Rescue, CA 95672
Phone: (530) 642-9942 | Email:abirder@aol.com

JANIS SHACKELFORD
El Cajon, CA 92021
Phone: (619) 561-6323 | Email:jgshackelford@cox.net

Directors (terms expiring in 2022):

LORENE CRONE
Jackson, TN 38305
Phone: (731)499-3887 | Email: lorenerobinson@charter.net

DOUG CHYZ
Little River, SC
Phone: (843) 399-0183 | Email: dougchyz50@verizon.net

HOWIE DASH
1534 Arco De Goya, Las Cruces, NM 88007
Phone: (575) 652-7550 | Email:howiedash@aol.com

CLAIRE SCHNEIDER
Ramona CA 92065
Phone: (760) 331-8694 | Email:itsaclearday.claire@gmail.com

Directors (terms expiring in 2023):

SCARLETT AYRES
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: H: 575-382-9613 C: 575-621-0717 | Email: sdayres2@aol.com

CHERYL DEATON
27218 Walnut Springs, Canyon Country, CA 91351
Phone: (661) 252-6771 | Email: aisyouth@irises.org

SUSAN DRIVER
McMinnville, TN
Phone: (931) 314-6959 | Email: susandriver801@gmail.com

MICHAEL REED
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Phone: (214) 418-3208 | Email: 4mikereed@tx.rr.com

Presidents of The American Iris Society

Jody Nolin 2019 – current
Gary White 2016 – 2018
James Morris 2013 – 2015
Judy Keisling 2010 – 2012
Roy Epperson 2008 – 2010
Jeanne Clay Plank 2005 – 2007
Terry Aitken 2002 – 2004
Clarence Mahan 1999 – 2001
David Niswonger 1996 – 1998
Claire Barr 1993 – 1995
Kenneth Waite 1990 – 1992
James Rasmussen 1987 – 1989
Ron Mullin 1984 – 1986
Harold L. Stahly 1981 – 1983
Leon Wolford 1978 – 1980

Clarke Cosgrove 1975 – 1977
Hugo Wall 1972 – 1974
William T. Bledsoe 1969 – 1971
Hubert A. Fischer 1966 – 1968
Robert S. Carney 1963 – 1965
Lowell Fitz Randolph 1960 – 1962
Marion R. Walker 1956 – 1959
Harold W. Knowlton 1953 – 1955
Guy Rogers 1949 – 1952
Franklin P. Cook 1947 – 1948
Jesse E. Wills 1943 – 1946
William McKee 1940 – 1942
Harry H. Everett 1935 – 1939
John C. Wister 1920 – 1934

Committees

Chairs of Standing Committees:

Affiliations Chair/Liaison:

Jody Nolin
Rushsylvania, OH 43347;
Phone: (614) 507-0332 | Email: affiliatesliaison@irises.org

Awards:

Michael Reed
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Phone: (214) 418-3208 | Email: 4mikereed@tx.rr.com

Bulletin Advertising:

Dawn Boyer
1900 Daws Drive, Amarillo, TX 79124
Phone: (806) 881-9775 | Email: dawn.boyer@yahool.com

Calendar:

Susan Driver
Phone:(931)314-6959 | Email: susandriver801@gmail.com

Convention Liaison:

Andi Rivarola (Acting)
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Phone:(818)802-4188 | Email: andinsky@gmail.com

Electronic Services:

Lorene Crone
Jackson, TN  38305
Phone: 731-499-3887 | Email: lorenerobinson@charter.net

Wayne Messer – Webmaster
PO Box 64, Huxley, IA 50124
Phone: 515-597-4240 | Email:wrmesser@gmail.com

Encyclopedia Manager:

Bob Pries
Roxboro, NC 27574
Phone: (336) 597-8805 | Email: bobpries3@gmail.com

EXHIBITIONS COMMITTEE:

Exhibition Schedules:

Lois Rose
P.O. Box 30 , Partlow , VA 22534
Phone: (540) 582-5799 | Email: lowy222@aol.com

Exhibition Supplies:

Nick Stewart
Lawton, OK 73505
Phone: 580-917-3035 | Email: nicolstew7@yahoo.com

Exhibition Show Reports:

Wayne Messer
PO Box 64, Huxley, IA 50124
Phone: 515-597-4240 | Email:wrmesser@gmail.com

Foundation Liaison:

Jill Bonino
3110 Kirkham Drive, Glendale, CA 91206
Phone: (818) 790-3256 | Email: jillbon@earthlink.net

Honorary Awards:

Gary White
Lincoln, NE 68512
Phone: (402)421-6394 | Email: in2iris@yahoo.com

Insurance:

Michelle Snyder
225 Sky Line Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336
Phone: 928-282-5867 | Email: aisinsurance@irises.org

Iris Program Resources (Speakers):

Hooker Nichols
Dallas, TX 75229
Phone:(214)-676-9892 | Email: BJNHTN@aol.com

Iris Program Resources (Digital):

Neil Houghton
Mendon, NY 14506
Phone: (585) 301-8256 | Email: images@irises.org

Judges:

Bonnie Nichols
3365 Northaven Rd., Dallas, TX 75229
Phone:(214) 676-9892 | Email: BJNHTN@aol.com

Judges Handbook Revision Committee:

Bonnie Nichols
3365 Northaven Rd., Dallas, TX 75229
Phone:(214) 676-9892 | Email: BJNHTN@aol.com

Librarian:

Dave Silverberg
32009 S. Ona Way, Molalla, OR 97038-9244
Phone: 503-829-2928 | Email: aislibrary@irises.org

AIS Library is located at: 115 E. Main Street, Suite 11, Molalla, OR 97038

National Collections, Display & Test Gardens

Bob Pries
Roxboro, NC 27574
Phone: (336) 597-8805 | Email: bobpries3@gmail.com

Photo Contest:

Where to send:
The American Iris Society Photo Contest,
c/o Susan Driver
177 Spring Valley Road,
McMinnville, TN  37110

E-mail photos & entry form to:
SUBJECT – AIS Photo Contest email:  susandriver801@gmail.com

Policy:

Janis Shakelford
El Cajon, CA 92021
Phone: 619-561-6323 | Email: jgshackelford@cox.net

Public Relations & Marketing:

Bob Pries
Roxboro, NC 27574
Phone: 336-597-8805 | Email: bobpries3@gmail.com

Co-Chair:

DOUG CHYZ
Little River, SC
Phone: (843) 399-0183 | Email: dougchyz50@verizon.net

Social Media Manager:

Andi Rivarola
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Phone: (818) 802-4188 | Email: andinsky@gmail.com

Registrations:

John I Jones and Joanne Prass-Jones
35572 Linda Dr., Fremont, CA 94536
Phone: (510) 795-9723 | Email: aisregistrar@irises.org

RVP Counselor:

Howie Dash
1534 Arco De Goya, Las Cruces, NM 88007
Phone: (575)541-4438 | Email: howiedash@aol.com

RVP Representative:

Susan Boyce
Roy, UT 84067
Phone: (801) 644-7172 | Email: irisgal@hotmail.com

Scientific Advisory Committee:

Dr. Robert M. Hollingworth
Williamston, MI 48895
Phone: 517-930-0180 | Email: cyberiris@att.net

Section and Cooperating Society Liaison:

Phyllis Wilburn
P.O. Box 9, Rescue, CA 95672
Phone: (530) 642-9942 | Email: abirder@aol.com

Silent Auction:

Open

Symposium:

Riley Probst
Modesto, CA 95355
Phone: (209) 551-6323 | Email: rprobst02@earthlink.net

Youth:

Cheryl Deaton
27218 Walnut Springs, Canyon Country, CA 91351
Phone: (661) 252-6771 | Email: aisyouth@irises.org