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Rosalie Rowe Joins AWFS As VP Operations

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Rosalie Rowe has joined the AWFS staff as the new Vice President of Operations. She is an accomplished professional with over 20 years experience in directing finance and operations objectives for several prominent home health care companies. Rosalie has a strong background working with non-profit organizations and holds a Certified Public Accounting (C.P.A.) license in California. Rosalie began her career as a Senior Auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co. As her career evolved she became the Vice President of Finance for the Visiting Nurse Association of Inland Counties and Option One Home Medical Equipment. She also served on the Board of Directors of the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) and the Hospice Foundation. Rosalie and her husband reside in Long Beach, California. “Rosalie is an exceptional match for this position,” said Dale Silverman, AWFS executive vice president. “Her experience with fulfilling the operations objectives for prominent companies and non-profit organizations is inspiring and we are very pleased to have her on our team.” Founded in 1911, AWFS is the largest national trade association in the United States representing companies that supply the home and commercial furnishings industry. AWFS has an international membership that includes manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, lumber, upholstery, materials, bedding and other supplies to furniture, cabinet manufacturers and custom woodworkers. The AWFS® Fair is a semi-annual event in which buyers and manufacturers gather from around the world to buy and sell the latest products and services related to the wood and home furnishings markets. The AWFS® Fair, is a winner of the 2006 Tradeshow Week fastest 50 award. In 2005, the Fair was also promoted nine spots – from 51 to 42 – making it into the top 50 of the Tradeshow Week 200. For more information about AWFS, visit their website at www.awfs.org or www.awfsfair.org.

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