North American Home Furnishings Assoc. Plans Conference, Names New Editor

Jennifer Billock

Jennifer Billock

ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The new North American Home Furnishings Association board of directors will officially gather for the first time in New Orleans, June 1-4, 2013, at the Home Furnishings Industry Conference.

Preceding the conference on June 1, the organization will hold its first board meeting where directors and members will work together to build on a foundation that creates a member-centric future. “We have developed collaborative teams, with the direct input of our retailers, to focus on the core needs our members say are critical to their business and success,” said Sharron Bradley, executive director. “These teams will ensure that our direction remains relevant and impactful to those we serve.”

The association has also named Jennifer Billock editor of RetailerNOW Magazine. Billock previously held positions as a contributing editor for two Reader’s Digest magazines, staff writer and editor for Shaw Media and editor-in-chief of Kraft Foods’ internal finance publications. She has an extensive history in journalism, the association said, combining print and digital work in the food, travel and trade industries for more than 10 years.

“I am excited to join the RetailerNOW team,” said Billock. “This publication already achieves a high standard of excellence. I hope to build on the quality product by continually enhancing our readers’ experience both in print and digitally.”