ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The new North American Home Furnishings Association has established its board of directors, effective May 1, 2013.
The merger of the National Home Furnishings, Western Home Furnishings and the Home Furnishings Independents Associations led to the creation of the new board. “With so many savvy entrepreneurs on each board, the selection process was lengthy and daunting,” said Sharron Bradley, the organization’s CEO. “We are so grateful to these talented people who give so freely of their time and knowledge. It is an honor to work for and with such passionate and committed members of the industry.”
Howard Haimsohn of Lawrance has been named chairman, Howard Richard of Sklar Furnishings president, Marty Cramer of Cramer’s Home Furnishings president elect, Steve Kidder of Vermont Furniture Galleries vice president and Paul Sanford of Jeromes Furniture Store secretary/treasurer. Howard is the current president, effective May 1. This board will have an 18-month term; Cramer will take the helm as president in January, 2015.
Jeff Child of RC Willey, David Davis of Provencal Home, David Lively of The Lively Merchant, Melissa O’Rourke of Charlottes, Cherie Rose of The Rose Collection, Chris Sanders of Everton Mattress and Marc Schewel of Schewel Furniture are on the executive committee at large. Directors include Mike Albert of Pilgrim Furniture City, Wogan Badcock of WS Badcock Corp, David Beckmann of Emerald Home Furnishings, Doug Brashears of Brashear’s Furniture, Jesus Capo of El Dorado Furniture, Randy Coconis of Coconis Furniture, Chris Cooley of Michael Alan, Karen Craig, a manufacturer’s representative, Casey Evans of Pedigo Furniture, Jim Fee of Stoney Creek Furniture, David Harkness of Harkness Furniture, Kerry Lebensburger of Ashley Furniture Industries, Claudia LeClair of Fiesta Furnishings, Bobby Leon of Chesnick Furniture, Alex Macias of Del Sol Furniture, Verona Mair of The Emporium, Mark Navarra of Jerome’s, Stan Pickett of Quality Furniture & Appliance, Sherry Sheely of Sheelys Furniture & Appliance, Tom Slater of Slater’s Home Furnishings, Gordy Wallenstein of Furniture Outlet USA, Valerie Watters of Valerie’s Furniture & Accents, Seth Weisblatt of Sam’s Appliance & Furniture and John Wells III of Wells Home Furnishings.