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Cheminne Taylor-Smith Named Vice President of Marketing for the High Point Market Authority

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Cheminne Taylor-Smith

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announced that it has appointed industry veteran Cheminne Taylor-Smith as its new vice president of marketing, effective Aug. 2. She replaces Kimberley Wray, who left the Market Authority last month for personal and family reasons. In her new post, Taylor-Smith will provide strategic direction for all domestic and international marketing, and wilThe High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announced today that it has appointed industry veteran Cheminne Taylor-Smith as its new vice president of marketing, effective Aug. 2. She replaces Kimberley Wray, who left the Market Authority last month for personal and family reasons.
 
In her new post, Taylor-Smith will provide strategic direction for all domestic and international marketing, and will oversee all public relations and communications programs related to the biannual High Point Market.
 
“I’m very excited to welcome Cheminne to the High Point Market Authority,” says Brian Casey, president and CEO of HPMA. “She brings with her a wealth of knowledge of the home furnishings industry and very strong skills in communications, marketing, public relations and business management. I know she’ll be able to contribute immediately to the continuing success of the High Point Market.”
 
Taylor-Smith has spent close to 20 years in the home furnishings industry in trade media, PR, and marketing. She most recently was the public relations director for ELLE DECOR, the leading brand in the shelter publication category. She also has held posts with Lexington Home Brands, InFurniture magazine, Home Accents Today, and Furniture Today.
 
“Cheminne has covered this industry from all angles,” Casey says. “She has experience in media, manufacturing, retailing, research, and with consumer marketing. Her strong relationships with interior designers, as well as consumer and trade press, are terrific assets for this new role.”
 
About the High Point Market Authority: The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor of the High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style and price point and attracting thousands of visitors from more than 110 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. l oversee all public relations and communications programs related to the biannual High Point Market. “I’m very excited to welcome Cheminne to the High Point Market Authority,” says Brian Casey, president and CEO of HPMA. “She brings with her a wealth of knowledge of the home furnishings industry and very strong skills in communications, marketing, public relations and business management. I know she’ll be able to contribute immediately to the continuing success of the High Point Market.” Taylor-Smith has spent close to 20 years in the home furnishings industry in trade media, PR, and marketing. She most recently was the public relations director for ELLE DECOR, the leading brand in the shelter publication category. She also has held posts with Lexington Home Brands, InFurniture magazine, Home Accents Today, and Furniture Today. “Cheminne has covered this industry from all angles,” Casey says. “She has experience in media, manufacturing, retailing, research, and with consumer marketing. Her strong relationships with interior designers, as well as consumer and trade press, are terrific assets for this new role.” About the High Point Market Authority: The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor of the High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style and price point and attracting thousands of visitors from more than 110 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry.

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