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ADL To Honor Ron Wanek and Joe Laneve

Furniture World Magazine


On Thursday, June 7th, the Anti-Defamation League, at their 2007 National Home Furnishings Division Tribute, will present American Heritage Awards to two of its most outstanding and accomplished leaders. Ron Wanek, Chairman of the Board of Ashley Furniture Industries and Joe Laneve, General Merchandising Manager of Home for Bloomingdale’s, will be the honored recipients. In addition, this ADL Industry Division announced that Neil Goldberg, President & CEO of Raymour & Flanagin has assumed the post of Chairman. His cabinet will consist of two Vice Chairs, Kurt Darrow of La-Z-Boy and Gary Fazio of The Mattress Firm; Norman Waxman who will assume the post of Honorary Chair, a Chairmen Circle of some the most respected retailers in the industry – Fred Berk, Irv Blumkin, Jeff Child, Leslie Fishbein, Jayson Friedman, Bill Kimbrell, Jeff Seaman and Josh Tatelman; and an Executive Board boasting eighteen members. All individuals share common threads of interests – the furniture industry and the Anti-Defamation League human rights mission. The Event promises to hail as one of the most successful ever in event fundraising. For information, contact Judith Master at (212) 885-7857 or jmaster@adl.org. The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency fighting all forms of bigotry. ADL defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights in America and around the world. A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 30 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and abroad.