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David Harkness Of Harkness Furniture Is New WHFA President

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Marvin Kerby, Kerby’s Furniture, Mesa, AZ, passed the gavel to incoming WHFA President, David Harkness, Harkness Furniture, Tacoma, WA, during the Annual WHFA Membership Meeting, held at the January Las Vegas Market. Along with Harkness, Taylor Ganz, McMahan’s, Los Angeles, CA, George Nader, Nader’s La Popular, Gardena, CA, Keith Koplan, Koplan’s Furniture, Vancouver, WA and Ray Nunex, Furniture Savings Center, North Highlands, CA were appointed officer positions. WHFA also welcomed five new Directors to the 2006 Board roster. The new Board members, unanimously approved by the membership to serve in the year ahead are: Gary Absalonson, Walker’s Furniture Inc., Spokane, WA; Julian Jeppe, Reed’s Furniture, Agoura Hills, CA; Angel Lopez, Dearden’s, Los Angeles, CA; Andrew Zuppa, American Furniture Warehouse, Englewood, CO. The WHFA Board of Directors is composed of volunteer, independent home furnishings retailers. These industry leaders serve the entire WHFA membership and the industry as a whole with generous contributions of time and experience. The great service these individuals share with the industry helps to insure the growing prosperity of members and non-members throughout the 12 Western States. The complete slate of newly installed 2006 WHFA Officers and Board Members include: 2006 WHFA officers WHFA PRESIDENT David Harkness - Harkness Furniture, Tacoma, WA PRESIDENT ELECT Taylor Ganz - McMahan’s, Los Angeles, CA VICE PRESIDENT George Nader - Nader’s La Popular, Gardena, CA TREASURER Keith Koplan - Koplan’s Furniture, Vancouver, WA SECRETARY Ray Nunez - Furniture Savings Center, North Highlands, CA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE chair Marvin Kerby - Kerby’s Furniture, Mesa, AZ PAST PRESIDENTS Bob Ammirato - Design Galleria by Valentine, Sacramento, CA Giff Gates - Gates Furniture, Grants Pass, OR EXECUTIVE director Sharron Bradley - WHFA, Roseville, CA WHFA/NHFA Liaison Cherie Rose - The Rose Collection, Los Gatos, CA AT LARGE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Members Roger Bumps - Davis Furniture, Wenatchee, WA Marty Cramer - Cramer’s Home Center, Ellensburg, WA Howard Haimsohn - Lawrance Contemporary, San Diego, CA Geoffrey Halpern - Ethan Allen Home Interiors, Glendale, CA WHFA Board Members Gary Absalonson - Walker’s Furniture Inc., Spokane, WA Terry Alexander - Value Furniture, San Marcos, CA Eric Blackledge - Blackledge Furniture, Corvallis, OR Dave Cavitt - Furniture Enterprises, Anchorage, AK Carolyn Dutrow - Santa Rosa Bed. & Furn. Co., Santa Rosa, CA Jack Fendrich- Brenner’s Furniture, Eugene, OR Greg Follett - Follett’s Furniture, Lewiston, ID Eric Foucrier - Linder's Furniture Mart, Garden Grove, CA Geoffrey Halpern - Valley Manor Ethan Allen, Northridge, CA Ron Hoesterey - Royal Mattress Company, Orange, CA Paula Holt - Home Collections/Dining Collections, Salem, OR Joe Hules - Thomasville, Las Vegas, NV Jerome James - Hafer’s Home Furnishings, Manteca, CA Julian Jeppe - Reed’s Furniture, Agoura Hills, CA Doug Kays - Premiere Home Furnishings, West Los Angeles, CA Tim Koerner - Koerner Furniture, Coeur D’Alene, ID Carsten Kristensen - Copenhagen Furniture, Mill Valley, CA Claudia LeClair - Fiesta Furnishings, Scottsdale, AZ Don Lemieux - Naturwood, Sacramento, CA Angel Lopez - Dearden’s, Los Angeles, CA John Meyer - Corvallis Furniture & Sleep Shoppe, Corvallis, OR Larry Miller - Sit’ N Sleep, Carson, CA Kelly Rodrigues - Jerome’s, San Diego Chris Sanders - Everton Mattress Factory, Inc., Twin Falls, ID David Siegel - Summer’s, Bakersfield, CA, Lael Thompson - Broyhill Home Collection, Aurora, CA Josh Walz - La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, Santa Ana, CA Andrew Zuppa - American Furniture Warehouse, Englewood, CO Members of the Western Home Furnishings Association in good standing are eligible to become a Director on the WHFA Board. Individuals interested in serving on the Board are urged to contact the WHFA Executive Director, Sharron Bradley at (800) 422-3778 for more information. About WHFA The Western Home Furnishings Association is member-owned and the western affiliate of the National Home Furnishings Association, providing programs, services, and networking opportunities to western home furnishings retailers since 1944.

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