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ISFD Adds New Board Member and Creates Student Board Position

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Pictured L to R: Landon Lane and Charlie Zafaroli.

The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) announced that Charlie Zagaroli, President and Creative Director of Zagco, has been appointed to the ISFD board of directors.  He will serve on board committees supporting the organization’s social and digital media efforts as well as working on student scholarship and events.  Also, ISFD created a new board position, Student Member of the Board, which will be filled by Landon Lane from Appalachian State University. Due to the unprecedented challenges of the past year the current executive committee and board of director members have all agreed to extend their terms by one year to help finish the work that they started but were prevented from accomplishing due to the pandemic.

“I am very grateful to the men and women who have served on the executive committee and the board of directors this past year,” stated John Conrad, ISFD executive director. “It was their out of the box creative thinking and support that helped to guide ISFD through the trials of 2020 and to host one of the most successful Pinnacle Awards on record. I am looking forward to continuing to work with them as we strive to promote and build good design awareness in and outside of our industry.”

Leading the executive committee are: executive director John Conrad; chairman Tim O’Hare, senior vice president Hooker; president Liz Shaver, designer for Otto & Moore; treasurer Jack Hendrix, partner Hendrix Barney & Co, CPA’s; vice presidents:  Chase Ryan, Chase Ryan Furniture; Lauren West, global color and designs manager Sherwin Williams; Tom Conley, president High Point Market Authority; and Will Moore, designer Otto and Moore.

In addition to Zagaroli and Lane, the board of directors includes: Abby Lane, founder/designer Redheaded Design; Adria Salvatore, asst. executive director AWFS; Karla Jones executive director Bienenstock Furniture Library; Jake Wharton, partner Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP; Jonathan Baron, president Jonathan Baron Interiors; Dawn Brinson, vice president The Media Matters; Cindy Hodnett, content director IMC; Lewis Mabon, director of engineering Kellex Seating; Gary Inman, president Gary Inman Design; Taylor West, owner Taylor West Designs and partner of West Design Group; Steve Wilcox, president Furnishings Design Inc.; Paul Rosebrock, owner/founder Paul Allen Rosebrock Designs; and Richard Prisco, professor at Appalachian State University.



About The International Society of Furniture Designers: The ISFD is an association advocating for outstanding design and the furniture designers whose creativity drives the industry’s engine. They seek to elevate the role of design and designer through the organization’s podcast Design Between the Lines, networking, mentorship, and professional development opportunities, and continuously promote, advance, and support the profession of furniture design and its positive impact.

With professional and student members around the world and across the country, their diverse professional membership specializes in residential and contract furnishings and accessories. More information about ISFD and their awards programs, please visit their website, ISFD.org.  You can also follow them on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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