FGIA Meetings Manager Florence Nicolici to retire in MayMay 6th, 2021 by Editor
The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has announced the forthcoming retirement of FGIA Meetings Manager, Florence Nicolici, who will retire on May 31, 2021, after 36 years of service.
“I am in awe of Florence’s expansive career,” said Janice Yglesias, FGIA executive director. “Her work ethic and commitment have consistently been an inspiration to our team. Over the years, she has been a guide, coach, confidant, role model, voice of reason and friend to many. Her contributions to the organization’s success are immeasurable. Words cannot adequately express our gratitude for her dedication to the association and our industry.”
Nicolici began her tenure at what was then the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) in 1985, starting as a technical assistant. FGIA members know her from her meetings and event planning, and for her strive toward perfection and member satisfaction. Staff worked together to create a video tribute to Nicolici.
“I feel very honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to build my family through AAMA and FGIA for the past more than 35 years,” said Nicolici. “I plan to open a new chapter in my life and explore new opportunities through travel and continue to experience all the upcoming celebrations in my children’s and grandchildren’s lives. Thank you for the memories!”
Florica Vlad, FGIA meetings and events planner, will become the meetings manager upon Nicolici’s retirement. Vlad has been with the association for nearly 15 years, working with Nicolici in planning and hosting the association’s conferences. Vlad was integral to leading the development of the FGIA virtual conferences which debuted in 2020.
It has always been a pleasure to work with Florence over many years. She has always been a great help and support to the members and a very delight person to know. We wish her very happy retirement and enjoyment with her family and friends. Raj Goyal
Thanks, Florence for all your help to the industry and for making complex 400 person, 50 session, multiday events seem easy! Add in entertainment, multiple venues and meals and it becomes very difficult, but you handled it with grace. Anyone who has tried to manage these beasts knows how difficult it is and you have done it to perfection for 30+ years! You are one of a kind and we will miss you greatly…. Your Friend, Ray