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ASFD Installs Slate of Officers & Directors for 2013-2014

Furniture World News Desk on 5/6/2013

John Conrad

The American Society of Furniture Designers announces its newly elected officers and directors installed at their recent April 22 meeting in High Point, NC. Christine Evans continues as executive director of the nonprofit organization.

Assuming the role as ASFD president is John Conrad of Powell Company, High Point, NC. Having served on ASFD's board since 2008, Conrad says, " It is an honor and privilege to take over the ASFD helm from Dudley Moore. The coming year promises to be one where we build our membership, increase networking and mentoring opportunities, and provide exclusive information supporting our members in building their design careers and our industry in truly "touching lives by Design."

Dudley Moore, Jr. of Otto & Moore, High Point will serve as chairman for the next two years. Vice presidents are Rick Schroeder, Stanley Furniture, High Point, Fred Schubert, Schubert Design, Altavista, Va.; and Jason Phillips, Phillip Collection, High Point. Newly elected to the executive committee, Jason has served as a member of the board since 2009. Arto Szabo, Greenwich, CT continues as ASFD treasurer.

Ongoing directors are Nicholas Blair, Turnkey Products, Chicago, IL; Denis Kissane, Stanley Furniture, High Point, NC; Stephanie Lena, Lena Designs, Phoenix, AZ; Matthew Maher, VIA Design, Grand Rapids, MI; Jason Payton, Haywood West & Co., High Point, NC; Jonsara Ruth, Jonsara Ruth Studio, Brooklyn, NY; Jesse Schopmeyer, American Drew, Valdese, NC; Fred Spector, Frederic Spector Design Studio, Providence, RI; and Mark Tucker, MT3Dzines LLC, Greensboro, NC.

New directors to the board are C.J. Grudzinskas, Catina Unlimited, Greensboro, NC; Timothy O'Hare, H. Thomas Keller Associates, High Point, NC; Katy Skelton, Katy Skelton, LLC, Brooklyn, NY.

About ASFD: Founded in 1981, the American Society of Furniture Designers is dedicated to excellence, innovation, education and originality in the practice of Furniture Design. ASFD serves as the unified voice of the Furniture Design community, advocating professional practice and integrity at all times. ASFD seeks to demonstrate the value of design to the furnishings industry.