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American Society of Furniture Designers Elects New Board and Executive Committee

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The American Society of Furniture Designers (www.asfd.com) recently announced the following newly elected officers and members of its board of directors for 2007-2008. Executive Committee: Jim DiPersia, Chairman Jack Lewis, President Steve Hodges, VP Pres-Elect Charles Monaco,Vice President Katie Hatch, Vice President Arto Szabo, Treasurer Christine Evans, Executive Director Corporate Member Representative Philip Martin, Hafele America Co. Board of Directors: Bob Stannard Matt Hurley Kelly Mariotti Carl Muller Gabriella Huseman Frank Spano Thom O'Leary Randy Culler Susan Leis Dudley Moore Fred Schubert Gary Vander Wood Alternate Director: Jay Harris About the American Society of Furniture Designers: Founded in 1981, ASFD is the only international non-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing, improving, and supporting the profession of furniture design and its positive impact in the marketplace. Professional Members specialize in the design of both residential and contract furnishings and accessories. Membership includes both American and International professional designers, industry affiliates and associates, design school teachers and students. Corporate Members include suppliers of products and services to the industry and furniture manufacturing companies who wish to support the goals and objective of the Society. ASFD Corporate Members are a vital component of the Society wherein they keep members informed of the latest trends and products in hardware, materials, systems, mechanisms and related items. The prospects for success can be profoundly influenced by a designer who specifies these products. Corporate members are invited to showcase their products at the annual ASFD Spring High Point Market dinner to an audience of decision makers who would otherwise not be gathered together. The synergy between designers and Corporate Members at these events offers a unique opportunity to network and gain valuable professional expertise and support. A free Designer Referral system is offered by ASFD for the benefit of both manufacturers and ASFD professional members. Student members are offered mentorships by participating members and may also compete in the annual ASFD Student Design Contest co-sponsored by Hafele America Co. Well known for its annual Pinnacle Design Awards celebrated in High Point each Fall, the ASFD also hosts a dinner each Spring Market. This market, the event will feature Michael Payne, star of HGTV’s “Designing for the Sexes”. All are invited to attend, for more information please e-mail info@asfd.com or call (910) 576-1273. ASFD MISSION STATEMENT The American Society of Furniture Designers is dedicated to excellence, innovation, education and originality in the practice of Furniture Design. ASFD serves as the unified voice of the Furniture Design community, advocating professional practice and integrity at all times. ASFD seeks to demonstrate the value of design to the furnishings industry.

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