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Home Furnishings Association
Home Furnishings Association CEO to Step Down in 2024

[High Point, 10/9/2023] – The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) announced today that Chief Executive Officer Mark Schumacher has decided to step down from his role, effective May 31, 2024. “Since 2020, I have been blessed to work with HFA’s board and staff, guiding us through the COVID pandemic and the

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Mark Schumacher
Finish Strong

On my 30th wedding anniversary eight years ago, my wife gave me a bracelet engraved with one of my favorite motivation phrases: finish strong. I apply that to my life as a whole and my work. I bring this up because we all need to finish 2022 strong. It has

Low-Tech-High Reward_HFA-CEO blog
Mark Schumacher
Low-Tech, High Reward

Let me say off the top that I like tech, and in many cases, the higher the tech, the better. There are so many amazing technologic breakthroughs changing the landscape of all industries; indeed, the home furnishings industry is one of them. With that said, I find it amazing that

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Mark Schumacher
Power in the numbers Influences supply chain challenges

I’ve noticed an interesting shift in meetings we’ve had with key staff in Cabinet departments like Commerce and Transportation or with members of Congress. Before I get to that shift, you need to know that we have increased the frequency of the meetings with influencers intentionally. We have got to

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