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AFMA Honors Industry Veteran John K Boardman, Jr. At Annual Meeting In Bermuda

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The American Furniture Manufacturers Association (AFMA) presented the 1997 Distinguished Service Award to John K. Boardman, Jr. For his tireless efforts serving the furniture industry, his community and family, John K. Boardman, Jr. has been chosen to receive AFMA's most reserved honor. John K. Boardman, Jr. is Chairman/CEO of Sam Moore Furniture Industries in Bedford, VA. He began his career at Sam Moore Furniture Industries in 1952 after serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Boardman graduated from Washington & Lee University with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration. Boardman served as the first president of the American Furniture Manufacturers Association in 1984 after working tirelessly to assure a successful launch of the Association. As a board representative to the International Woodworking Fair and Furniture Supply Show (IWF), he was instrumental in solidifying AFMA's current role as a sponsor of the Show. Boardman currently lives in Bedford, VA with wife Marilyn. He is the father of four daughters - Scottie, Holly, Beth and Cathy. Boardman was born in Columbus, OH to parents John K. Boardman and Eleanor Penniman of Columbus. His hobbies include raising beef cattle on a farm near Bedford as well as running and golf.

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