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Making History

With roots dating to 1920, the Home Furnishings Association is the nation’s only trade association devoted exclusively to the needs and interests of home furnishings retailers. Our business has one priority: the success of more than 1,200 retail members and their 7,000 storefronts. The world is changing, and the HFA is here to help you stay ahead. HFA creates opportunities for retailers to connect with each other at markets, conferences and special events, learn how to satisfy and delight customers, and find better ways to run profitable businesses that contribute to their communities and provide good jobs.

With your company’s HFA membership, all employees are members. You and your team have access to tools and resources to help you and your business thrive. Most importantly, you become a part of a community of peers who want to share in the industry’s success just like the founding members did 100 years ago.

The Home Furnishings Association is focused on making home furnishings matter.

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Mark Schumacher

Chief Executive Officer
High Point, NC

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Cory Warshawsky

Director of Education
Roseville, CA

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Shannon Williams

Chief Operating Officer
Roseville, CA

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Denise Mahnick

Director of Marketing
Livonia, MI

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Scott Sent

Director of Finance & Accounting
Roseville, CA

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Jenn Harmon

Director of Membership
Roseville, CA

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Jef Spencer

Director of Operations
Roseville, CA

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Melody King

Senior Staff Accountant
Roseville, CA

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James Halpern

Digital Marketing Specialist
Roseville, CA

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Cindy Gauss

Database Manager
High Point, NC

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Kiara Stevens

Event Manager
Roseville, CA

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Winter Heno

Membership Specialist
High Point, NC

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Josh Bickley

Member Onboarding Manager
Roseville, CA

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Kaprice Crawford

Education Manager
Roseville, CA

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Dan McCann

Partnership Development Manager
Roseville, CA

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Janice Carlson

Accounting Manager
Roseville, CA

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Jordan Boyst

Director of Partnerships
High Point, NC

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Sherry Hansen

Membership Specialist
Roseville, CA

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Tim Timmons

Creative Services Manager
High Point, NC

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Alex Lindberg

Database Assistant
High Point, NC

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Mark Schumacher

Chief Executive Officer
High Point, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 310
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Shannon Williams

Chief Operating Officer
Roseville, CA

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Jesús Capó

President
Opa Locka, FL

El Dorado Furniture

David Gunn

President-Elect
Sherman, TX

Knight Furniture

Stan Pickett

Vice President
Mesquite, TX

Quality Furniture & Appliance

Travis Garrish

Secretary/Treasurer
Fort Collins, CO

Forma Furniture

Jim Fee

Chairman
ON, Canada

Stoney Creek Furniture

Albert David

Executive Mbr At Large
White Lake, MI

Ashley Furniture Industries

David Harkness

Executive Mbr At Large
Tacoma, WA

Harkness Furniture

Alex Macias

Executive Mbr At Large
Phoenix, AZ

Del Sol Furniture

Edward Massood

Executive Mbr At Large
Edison, NJ

Thomasville Home Furnishings

Matt Schultz

Executive Mbr At Large
Erie, PA

John V. Schultz Furniture

Mike Shuel

Executive Mbr At Large
Yakima, WA

Meredith Furniture

Lael Thompson

Executive Mbr At Large
Aurora, CO

Sonshine Furniture Today

Michael Cohen

Director
Las Vegas, NV

Walker Furniture

Karen Craig

Director
Houston, TX

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Eric Easter

Director
Indianapolis, IN

Kittles Home Furnishings Center

Brian Garrison

Director
Central Point, OR

Garrison Home Furnishings

Joel Haimsohn

Director
San Diego, CA

Lawrance Furniture

Mandy Jeffries

Director
Greensboro, NC

Colfax Furniture

Lenny Kharitonov

Director
New York, NY

EmmaMason

David Koehler

Director
Laurel, DE

Johnny Janosik

Kerry Lebensburger

Director
Hallendale Beach, FL

Ashley Furniture Industries

Salvador Llanos

Director
Dallas, TX

FAMSA Inc.

Ed Menapace

Director
Westfield, NJ

The Farmhouse Store

John Pinion

Director
Cedar Park, TX

IHFRA Liaison

Greg Rich

Director
St. Louis Park, MN

Habitation Furnishings + Design

Richard Rotman

Director
Worcester, MA

Rotmans Furniture

Jacob Shevin

Director
Birmingham, AL

Standard Furniture

Jared Simon

Director
Franklin, MA

Simon Furniture

Mitchell Stiles

Vice President of Retail Operations
Mulberry, FL

W. S. Badcock Corp

Randilynn Talsma

Director
Norton Shores, MI

Blended Furniture Market

Andrew Tepperman

Director
Windsor, ON, Canada

Tepperman’s

Jesús Capó

President
Opa Locka, FL

El Dorado Furniture

David Gunn

President-Elect
Sherman, TX

Knight Furniture

Stan Pickett

Vice President
Mesquite, TX

Quality Furniture & Appliance

Travis Garrish

Secretary/Treasurer
Fort Collins, CO

Forma Furniture

Jim Fee

Chairman
ON, Canada

Stoney Creek Furniture

Albert David

Executive Mbr At Large
White Lake, MI

Ashley Furniture Industries

David Harkness

Executive Mbr At Large
Tacoma, WA

Harkness Furniture

Alex Macias

Executive Mbr At Large
Phoenix, AZ

Del Sol Furniture

Edward Massood

Executive Mbr At Large
Edison, NJ

Thomasville Home Furnishings

Matt Schultz

Executive Mbr At Large
Erie, PA

John V. Schultz Furniture

Mike Shuel

Executive Mbr At Large
Yakima, WA

Meredith Furniture

Lael Thompson

Executive Mbr At Large
Aurora, CO

Sonshine Furniture Today

Alex Macias

Executive Mbr At Large
Phoenix, AZ

Del Sol Furniture

Lael Thompson

Executive Mbr At Large
Aurora, CO

Sonshine Furniture Today

Mandy Jeffries

Director
Greensboro, NC

Colfax Furniture

Joey Gunn

President
Knight Furniture Sherman, TX

Jenn Harmon

Director of Membership
Roseville, CA

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Winter Heno

Membership Specialist
High Point, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 301
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Josh Bickley

Member Onboarding Manager
Roseville, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 107
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Sherry Hansen

Membership Specialist
Roseville, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 104
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Cory Warshawsky

Director of Education
Roseville, CA

800.422.3778
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Kiara Stevens

Event Manager
Roseville, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 120
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Kaprice Crawford

Education Manager
Roseville, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 102
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Dan McCann

Partnership Development Manager
Roseville, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 115
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Jordan Boyst

Director of Partnerships
High Point, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 302
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Denise Mahnick

Director of Marketing
Livonia, MI

800.422.3778
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James Halpern

Digital Marketing Specialist
Roseville, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 306
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Tim Timmons

Creative Services Manager
High Point, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 303
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Scott Sent

Director of Finance & Accounting
Roseville, CA

800.422.3778
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Melody King

Senior Staff Accountant
Roseville, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 110
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Janice Carlson

Accounting Manager
Roseville, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 108
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David Gunn

President-Elect
Sherman, TX

Knight Furniture

Jacob Shevin

Director
Birmingham, AL

Standard Furniture

Chris Andresen

Vice President

Dutko

Dru Jeppe

Reed's Furniture

Eric Blackledge

President Blackledge Furniture

Bill Simmons

Managing Principal
Washington, DC

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Jef Spencer

Director of Operations
Roseville, CA

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Cindy Gauss

Database Manager
High Point, NC

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Alex Lindberg

Database Assistant
High Point, NC

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“To grow our industry we need strong future leaders to carry us forward. The association is committed to help identify and develop those future leaders.”
Mark Schumacher, CEO
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Next Generation Now is an HFA hosted community of young and passionate home furnishings professionals who are the future of the industry.

Giff and Nick represent
the past and present of
Next Generation Now.

The Story Behind Next Generation Now

Twenty-five years ago, a furniture dealer from Olympia, WA was discussing his concerns of trying to transition his five children into the family business. He was concerned that the furniture industry was losing the next generation of retailers to “sexier” industries such as computer technologies and financial brokerages. Thus, Next Generation Now was born.

Developed to assist the sons, daughters and key managers in becoming the future leaders of their family’s furniture business, the group holds meetings, social events and round table discussions all focused on critical skills the youthful group needs to transition into leadership roles.

Poised and ready to develop its next group of leaders, Next Generation Now provides professional development and hosts forums to give a voice to the unique needs of family run businesses.

These energetic, curious, savvy young individuals are your future customers. Your support of Next Generation Now can help to develop even longer relationships. Working together, this community will develop the next group of industry leaders through educational events, social networking and give a voice to the unique needs of future generations in the furniture industry.

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