Howard J. Bronstein
A long-time orchidist, Howard Bronstein has been active in the volunteer organization of the AOS since 1987, and is a Life Member. He was on the Executive Committee from 1996-2004, serving as Treasurer, Vice-President and Executive Vice-President. Previously, he served on the Information Committee for several years, and Chaired that committee between 1994 and 1998. He is now a Trustee, a member of the Judging Committee, and the National Training Coordinator for the AOS judging system.
In 1998, Howard was the recipient of the prestigious AOS Silver Medal for outstanding service and contributions. More specifically, Howard co-authored the computer program that maintains the AOS awards system at headquarters; created and maintains the computer program used by the 30 judging centers to store their records and to submit their awards to headquarters; and co-authored the original AOS Awards-2002 CD program. The latest version of the program includes the registered orchid hybrids to date and some 4,000 awards pictures. He became an Accredited AOS Judge in 1992, and was the Treasurer of the Northeast Judging Center for many years.
Howard was very active for many years in his home society, the Massachusetts Orchid Society. He held many leadership positions at the MOS, including President, a member of their Board of Directors, and for five years was show Chair. He was also the show Chair for the 1992 Eastern Orchid Congress and AOS Trustees Meetings in Boston. Howard is a Life Member of the MOS.
Professionally, Howard is owner and President of Telecommunications Sciences, Inc., a consulting company he founded in 1979, in Boston. After 40 years of living in the Boston area, he moved his company and residence to Lake County, Florida, in September 2002, where he is enjoying year-round gardening, the warmth of Florida and his new home.
Now active in the Central Florida Orchid Society, he is on the committee for hosting the Spring 2006 Members Meeting in Orlando. " will continue to serve the AOS with passion and enthusiasm," says Howard.