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HFIA Announces New Board of Directors

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Home Furnishings Independents Association (HFIA), one of the nation’s largest retail trade associations, has announced members of the organization’s 2011-12 board of directors.  Verona Mair, owner, The Emporium, Ponca City, Okla. will succeed Stephen H. Kidder as chairman of the board effective immediately.
“HFIA is extremely committed to advancing the efforts of home furnishings retailers,” states Mair. “I am confident that HFIA’s membership will benefit from the board’s diverse talents and ideas.  I look forward to working closely with the entire board and management team as we pursue the exciting opportunities in front of us.”
HFIA board members represent the needs of the association membership, provide strategic and financial guidance on the mission of the group and contribute to HFIA’s authority in the industry.
Serving on the board’s executive committee are –

  • Verona Mair, owner, The Emporium, Ponca City, Okla.
  • Bob Bolton, general manager, Ashley Furniture HomeStore, Beaumont, Texas
  • Frank Brame, general manager, Carroll Furniture, Alexandria, La.
  • Karen Craig, manufacturer’s representative, Houston, Texas
  • Randy Greengus, owner, Sun Furniture City, Shreveport, La.
  • Stephen H. Kidder, general manager, Ashley Furniture HomeStore, Williston, Vt.
  • David Lively, owner, The Lively Merchant, Lancaster, Ohio                                                             

Additional members of the board are –

  • Melissa Bunker, general manager, Crazy J’s Bed Shop, Wichita, Kan.
  • Amy Castleberry, Castleberry’s Ethan Allen Home Interiors, Tulsa, Okla.
  • David Davis, CEO, Provencal Home, Austin, Texas
  • David Dodd, owner, Dodd Home Furnishings, Guin, Ala.
  • Richard Glabman, president, Deere Park & Associates, LLC, Northbrook, Ill.
  • Glynn Irby, Irby’s Home Furnishings, Clute, Texas
  • David Jacobs, owner, Bedford Furniture Galleries, Bedford, Ind.
  • Kerry Peavey, owner, Garland Furniture, Garland, Texas

“The new board of directors brings with it a wealth of professional experience necessary to provide strong leadership and association guidance,” states Mary Frye, president of HFIA. “Their insight and counsel will be a strong asset as we work toward our strategic goals.”
www.hfia.com), the voice of independent-thinking home furnishings professionals, offers a comprehensive range of business services dedicated to providing solutions to meet business owners’ needs. HFIA manages the behind the scenes store services that allow owners to focus on their top priority, customers. Member services include discounted bankcard processing, consumer financing, competitively-priced business insurance, and more.
For more information about HFIA, visit the association’s website at
www.hfia.com or contact Mary Frye at 800.942.HOME (4663) or mary@hfia.com.

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