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American Society of Furniture Designers Elects New Board and Executive Committee

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The American Society of Furniture Designers announced the new slate of officers and members of its board of directors for 2010-2011. Executive Committee: Steve Hodges, President, Lexington, NC Jack Lewis, Chairman, Grand Rapids, MI Dudley Moore, Jr., VP President Elect, High Point, NC Charles Monaco, Vice President, Huntington, NY Katie Hatch, Vice President, Santa Barbara, CA Arto Szabo, Treasurer, Greenwich, CT Christine Evans, Executive Director, New London, NC Corporate Member Representative: Dwayne Welch, Hickory Springs Mfg. Co., Recently elected New Directors: Joseph “Jodie” Davis, David Design, Evington, Virginia Buz Davis, American Furniture Design, Henderson, Texas Troy Hollis, Hollis Designs, Lexington, NC Catherine Smoak, Jigsaw Solutions, Greensboro, NC Continuing term Directors: John Conrad, High Point, NC Abigail Eaton, High Point Jena Hall, New York, NY Gabriella Huseman, New York, NY Carl Muller, Seal Beach, CA Jason Phillips, High Point, NC Fred Schubert, Altavista, VA Gary Vander Wood., Monroe, MI About the American Society of Furniture Designers: Founded in 1981, ASFD is the only international non-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing, improving, and supporting the profession of furniture design and its positive impact in the marketplace. Professional Members specialize in the design of both residential and contract furnishings and accessories. Membership includes both American and International professional designers, industry affiliates and associates, design school teachers and students. Corporate Members include suppliers of products and services to the industry and furniture manufacturing companies who wish to support the goals and objective of the Society. ASFD Corporate Members are a vital component of the Society whereas they keep members informed of the latest trends and products in hardware, materials, systems, mechanisms and related items. The prospects for success can be profoundly influenced by a designer who specifies these products. Corporate members are invited to showcase their products at the annual ASFD Spring High Point Market dinner to an audience of decision makers who would otherwise not be gathered together. The synergy between designers and Corporate Members at these events offers a unique opportunity to network and gain valuable professional expertise and support. A free Designer Referral system is offered by ASFD for the benefit of both manufacturers and ASFD professional members. Student members are offered mentorships by participating members and may also compete in the annual ASFD Student Design Contest. Well known for its annual Pinnacle Design Awards celebrated in High Point each Fall, the ASFD also hosts a dinner each Spring Market. This market, the event being held at the High Point Country Club on Monday evening features Leslie Carothers, Founder & Principal of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, a social media agency for the home furnishings industry. ASFD MISSION STATEMENT: 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.

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