NAHFA Welcomes New Board Members
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(L-R) Rick Howard, Sklar Furniture Boca Raton, FL - 2015 executive chair (receiving service appreciation award), Sharron Bradley, NAHFA CEO, Marty Cramer, Cramer's Home Furnishings, Ellensburg, WA – 2015 president
NAHFA reported that at the recent North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) membership meeting during the High Point show, NAHFA’s president, Rick Howard, Sklar Furniture, Boca Raton, FL welcomed incoming president, Marty Cramer, Cramer’s Home Furnishings, Ellensburg, WA. The 2015 slate of officers also includes: president-elect, Jeff Child, RC Willey, Salt Lake City, UT; vice president, Steve Kidder, Vermont Furniture Galleries, Williston, VT; secretary/treasurer, Jim Fee, Stoney Creek Furniture, Stoney Creek, ON, Canada; and chairman, Rick Howard.
David Masin, Masin’s Furniture, Bellevue, WA, Tom Olinde, Olinde’s Furniture, Baton Rouge, LA, and Dorian Sims, Stacy Furniture & Accessories, Grapevine, TX were voted in as new board members. David Harkness, Harkness Furniture, Tacoma, WA and Claudia LeClair, Fiesta Furnishings, Scottsdale, AZ joined the executive committee and Jesus Capo, El Dorado Furniture, Opa Locka, FL and Alex Macias, Del Sol Furniture, Phoenix, AZ were elected for a second term as board members.
“We’ve made great strides in the last 18 months with the merger and the initiatives we’ve undertaken,” said NAHFA’S CEO Sharron Bradley, “Under the board’s direction we’ve increased our educational programs and regional outreach efforts to members. We’ve hosted a successful networking conference, grown our government relations efforts, added new membership programs and strengthened our relationships throughout the industry. I know we can keep that momentum going with our incoming officers and board members and build on the successes we’ve achieved. “
Officers and board members officially begin their terms on Jan. 1, 2015.
About the North American Home Furnishings Association:
The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) was founded in 2013 with the merger of the three largest home furnishings retailer associations in the U.S. The NAHFA is the nation’s largest organization devoted specifically to the needs and interests of home furnishings retailers, with more than 1,800 members representing more than 7,000 storefronts across all 50 states and several foreign countries. Association offices in the East, West, and Central United States provide its members with programs, resources, services, and a unified voice in government relations by partnering with home furnishings industry suppliers, vendors, affiliates, and other organizations. For more information on the NAHFA visit nahfa.org