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Audra Harrington Named Director of Marketing Services High Point Market Authority

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The High Point Market Authority has created a new staff position and named a Market insider to the post. “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Audra Harrington as director of marketing services,” says Brian D. Casey, president and chief executive officer of the High Point Market Authority. “Audra brings us a wealth of knowledge about the inner-workings of the Market and her energy and experience will be a great asset to our team moving forward.” Formerly operations manager for Showplace, Harrington is a High Point native who has worked in the home furnishings industry for more than a decade. At Showplace, she gained extensive experience in building operations, leasing and the development of marketing and advertising materials, and was a driving force behind production of the “Stars Under the Stars” event series. Prior to her tenure at Showplace, she served as assistant showroom manager for Wildwood Lamps, also in High Point. According to Casey, in her new position, Harrington will act as a bridge between marketing and operations. As such, her responsibilities range from public relations support and coordination of sponsorship programs and special events to Market Scouts training and database management. “This is just another means of adding the necessary services to support the needs of our customers,” Casey notes. “We are continually working to expand our programs and these added resources will help us to jumpstart many of the creative ideas we have to improve the Market experience for all concerned.” Adds Harrington, “I grew up with the High Point Market, and like everyone else, have been wowed and energized by all the changes that that have been implemented in the past year. This is an exciting time to be a part of the Market Authority team and I’m very delighted to have the opportunity to utilize my experience to promote an event of which I am so proud.” About the High Point Market Authority: The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor of the High Point Market in North Carolina. Featuring more than 2500 exhibitors and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 110 countries, the High Point Market is the driving force in the home furnishings industry. The Fall 2007 High Point Market will take place October 1- October 7.

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