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Kurt Darrow Named Chairman AHFA

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Kurt Darrow, president of La-Z-Boy Inc., Monroe, Mich., was elected 2008 chairman of the American Home Furnishings Alliance during the closing session of the organization’s 2007 Annual Meeting in Charleston, S.C., last week. Bruce Bradburn, CEO of the Bradburn Gallery, Atlanta, has moved to first vice chairman. John Bray, CEO of Vanguard Furniture Company, Hickory, N.C., was elected second vice chairman. Paul Toms, chairman and chief operating officer of Hooker Furniture, Martinsville, Va., moves to immediate past-chairman of the AHFA Board of Directors. The officers will assume their new posts on January 1. Members newly elected to serve a three-year term on the AHFA Board of Directors include: Aminy Audi, L. and J.G. Stickley, Manlius, N.Y.; Rountree Collett, Bernhardt Furniture Co., Lenoir, N.C.; Jeff Cook, Broyhill Furniture Industries, Lenoir, N.C.; Bob Duncan, American Leather, Dallas; Greg Harden, Harden Furniture, McConnellsville, N.Y.; Carl Phillips, Interlude Home Inc., Trumbull, Conn.; and Jeff Scheffer, Stanley Furniture Co., Stanleytown, Va. The American Home Furnishings Alliance –located in High Point, N.C. and Washington, D.C. – is the largest association of home furnishings companies in the world and represents more than 200 leading furniture manufacturers and distributors, as well as 225 suppliers to the furniture industry worldwide.

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