ISFD Elects New President and Five Board Members for 2020-2021

  •    Author: Mike Jasfer

Pictured Clockwise from top left: Liz Shaver, Gary Inman, Jessica Norby, Taylor West, Steve Wilcox and Paul Rosebrock.

The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) announced their newly elected 2020 board members at their virtual board meeting held on Friday, April 24, 2020. The new board president is Liz Shaver, designer for Otto & Moore, who served as an executive board vice president for the past two years. Five new board members were also installed at the meeting.ISFD chairman and past president, Tim O’Hare, senior vice president for Hooker, stated “I would like to thank the entire board for their dedication and hard work over the past year. Our very supportive outgoing board members will be greatly missed as we welcome a new group of talented and enthusiastic board members. With all that is happening in the world today our challenge for the next year will be to creatively find new ways to serve our membership in their pursuit of design excellence.”ISFD welcomes new board members (shown from left to right): Gary Inman, president Gary Inman Design; Jessica Norby, sales director Symphony Mills Global Textile Alliance; Taylor West, owner Taylor West Designs and partner of West Design Group; Steve Wilcox, president Furnishings Design Inc. and Paul Rosebrock, owner/founder Paul Allen Rosebrock Designs.The organization thanks our outgoing board members for their commitment and input throughout their terms: Catina Roscoe, owner Catina Unlimited Design; Aimee Kurzner, director of design Currey & Company; Mandy Shanahan, designer Phillips Collection.In addition to Shaver, serving on the executive committee are: executive director John Conrad; chairman Tim O’Hare; treasurer Jack Hendrix, partner Hendrix Barney & Co, CPA’s; vice presidents: Chase Ryan, Chase Ryan Furniture; Lauren West, global color and designs manager Sherwin Williams; Tom Conley, president High Point Market Authority.
 
The board of directors includes: Abby Lane, founder/designer Redheaded Design; Will Moore, designer Otto and Moore; Adria Salvatore, asst. executive director AWFS; Karla Webb, executive director Bienenstock Furniture Library; Jake Wharton, partner Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP; Kimberley Wray, president Kimberley Wray Marketing Communications; Jonathan Baron, president Jonathan Baron Interiors; Dawn Brinson, vice president The Media Matters; Cindy Hodnett, content director IMC; Lewis Mabon, Design Engineer Leggett & Platt; and Richard Prisco, professor at Appalachian State University.About The International Society of Furniture Designers:  ISFD is an association advocating for outstanding design and the furniture designers whose creativity drives the industry’s engine. They seek to elevate the role of design and designer through the organization’s podcast Design Between the Lines, networking, mentorship and professional development opportunities, and continuously promote, advance and support the profession of furniture design and its positive impact.With professional and student members around the world and across the country, their diverse professional membership specializes in residential and contract furnishings and accessories. More information, visit  ISFD.org.

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