International Casual Furnishings Assn. names 2021 leadership

HIGH POINT — The International Casual Furnishings Assn. (ICFA) announced Summer Classics Private Label President Harold Hudson will serve as chairman of the association’s board of directors for 2021.

Steve Elton, chief brand curator of Brown Jordan, will serve as vice chairman. Completing the executive committee are Karen Brams, president of Island Living & Patio; Teresa Buelin, business development and marketing manager, Sattler Outdura; and Russell Sorenson, president of Hanamint Corp.

ICFA’s 2021 officers were elected during a virtual membership meeting held October 1 and will assume their posts on January 1.

Newly elected to three-year terms on the ICFA board of directors are Mark Bottemiller, Ebel, Inc.; Joseph Cilio, Alfresco Home; Grant Henegan, The Fire House Casual Living Store, Charlotte, N.C.; Harold Hudson, Summer Classics Private Label; Greg Martin, Kolo Collection, Atlanta; Erik Mueller, Watson’s, Cincinnati; and Jason Siesel, Casual Cushion Corporation.

Jennifer Bringle

Jennifer Bringle is the executive editor of Casual News Now. She has served as editor-in-chief of Casual Living, the leading trade publication covering the outdoor furnishings and accessories industry. She also served as managing editor of Designers Today, a trade publication focused on the interior design community. Prior to that, she served as editor-in-chief of Kids Today magazine, the leading trade publication of the infant and juvenile home furnishings and accessories industry. Jennifer also has been featured on Good Morning America, The Plum and the Associated Press.  Jennifer is a 2001 graduate of North Carolina State University with a B.A. in mass communication with a minor in journalism.

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